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La regina Enrica Borghi

Author:
Borghi, Enrica 1966-  Search this
Author:
Castello di Rivoli (Museum : Rivoli, Italy)  Search this
Castello di Rivoli (Museum : Rivoli, Italy).) Dipartimento educazione  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[12] pages color illustrations 18 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Juvenile works
Board books
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books
Specimens
Date:
1999
Topic:
Plastic bags  Search this
Plastic bottles  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
NK8595 .B67 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_678631

Armand G. Winfield Papers

Creator:
Winfield, Armand G.  Search this
Names:
Affordable House (Norwich, Conn.)  Search this
California. Department of Industrial Relations. Committee on Attitude Response and Evaluation  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
New Mexico. Corrections Dept.  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society of Plastics Engineers  Search this
United Nations Industrial Development Organization  Search this
Winfield Fine Art in Jewelry (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Stage designs
Sketches
Blueprints
Drawings
Builder's models
Design patents
Place:
Midland (Tex.)
Scott Air Force Base (Ill.)
Date:
1960 - 1980
Scope and Contents:
The eleven boxes contain documentation relating to project files including business correspondence, invoices, sketches, contracts and agreements, research materials, brochures, photographs, slides and models.

This collection, which includes some biographical material and which is specifically related to the design process and to the use of plastics, is interesting because it sufficiently covers the work of this inventor and experimenter. This collection includes Winfield's work in plastics in conjunction with architecture, building and design.
Biographical / Historical:
Armand G. Winfield, pioneering plastics researcher and consultant. Throughout the past fifty-six years Winfield has done extensive research and development in the areas of plastics in architecture and building, art, museum work, industry (applications engineering), and low cost housing for developing countries. In addition, he has worked in the entertainment field on the application of plastics for stage sets and amusement parks. His career is documented in over 300 published articles, chapters and books on plastics and other subjects, almost 90 of which are concerned with plastics in building and architecture.

Armand G. Winfield has been involved professionally in the plastics and business fields since 1939. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1941 and did graduate work at the University of New Mexico, the State University of Iowa and at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He began his career in museum work using synthetic lattices and acrylics for the preservation of specimens. His interest shifted to the plastics materials in the mid-1940s, and he invented the first mass-producible process for embedding specimens in acrylics. As a principal in Winfield Fine Art in Jewelry in New York City, he conducted precursory work for the electronics encapsulation field and pioneered biological, medical and art embedments in the United States.

Professor Winfield has been on the teaching faculties of Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. (Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship: 1939-1941); Harris Teachers' College (1950) and Washington University School of Engineering (1956) in St. Louis, Mo.; Yale University Art School (1960-1961) in New Haven, Conn.; Pratt Institute Industrial Design Department (1964-1970) in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Visiting Critic in Architecture (Plastics), The College of the City of New York (1968-1969), New York, N.Y.; Adjunct Professor of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1978-1981), Lowell, Mass.; and Research Professor Mechanical Engineering (Plastics), the University of New Mexico (Appointed 1993), Albuquerque, N.M. He has also been an invited lecture at over 40 other colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
Provenance:
All materials were donated to the museum by Armand G. Winfield in 1992. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2012.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Plastics designers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Plastics in building  Search this
Plastics industry and trade -- Sources -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Plastics -- Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Stage designs
Sketches
Blueprints
Drawings
Builder's models
Design patents
Citation:
Armand G. Winfield Papers, 1960-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1271
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials

Creator:
Jeffers, Grace  Search this
Formica Corporation.  Search this
Names:
Faber, Herbert A.  Search this
Loewy, Raymond  Search this
O'Conor, Daniel J.  Search this
Stevens, Brooks  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 11 oversize folders )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scripts (documents)
Videotapes
Posters
Samples
Advertisements
Brochures
Blueprints
Photographs
Newsletters
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogs
Correspondence
Date:
1913-2003
Summary:
The Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials consists of textual files, photographs, slides, negatives, drawings, blueprints, posters, advertisements, product brochures, newsletters, and informational pamphlets documenting the history of the Formica Corporation and the use of Formica brand plastic laminate.
Scope and Contents:
The Formica Collection, 1913-2003, consists of textual files, photographs, photo slides, drawings, blueprints, posters, advertisements, product brochures, informational pamphlets, and research notes documenting the history of the Formica Corporation and the use of Formica brand plastic laminate.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series.

Series 1: Corporate Records, 1920-1992, 2003

Subseries 1.1: Annual reports, 1949, 1966, 1988

Subseries 1.2: Correspondence and company identity, 1920-1988

Subseries 1.3: Corporation histories and timelines, 1949-1991, undated

Subseries 1.4: Newspaper clippings and articles, 1934-2003

Subseries 1.5: Awards, 1940s-1987

Subseries 1.6: Patent information, 1925-1994

Subseries 1.7: Photographs, 1927-1966

Series 2: Personnel Records, 1943-1992

Series 3: Newsletters, Magazines, and Press Releases, 1942-1990

Subseries 3.1: Newsletters, 1942-1988

Subseries 3.2: Press releases, 1973-1990

Series 4: Product Information, 1948-1994

Series 5: Advertising and sales materials, 1913-2000

Subseries 5.1: Advertising materials, 1913-2000

Subseries 5.2: Sales materials, 1922-1993

Series 6: Subject Files, circa 1945, 1955-1991, 2002

Series 7: Exhibits, 1981-1994

Series 8: Grace Jeffers Research Materials, 1987-1997

Series 9: Audio Visual Materials, 1982-1995, undated

Series 10: Martin A. Jeffers Materials, 1963-1999

Subseries 10.1: Background Materials, 1965-1999

Subseries 10.2: Employee Benefits, 1963-1998

Subseries 10.3: Product Information, [1959?]-1997

Subseries 10.4: Advertising and Sales Records, 1987-1999
Biographical / Historical:
Since its founding in 1913, the history of the Formica Company has been marked by a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. The history begins with the discovery of Formica by two men who envisioned the plastic laminate as breakthrough insulation for motors. Later, Formica became a ubiquitous surfacing material used by artists and architects of post-modern design. The various applications of the plastic laminate during the twentieth century give it a prominent role in the history of plastics, American consumerism, and American popular culture.

The Formica Company was the brainchild of Herbert A. Faber and Daniel J. O'Conor, who met in 1907 while both were working at Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. O'Conor, head of the process section in the Research Engineering Department, had been experimenting with resins, cloth, paper, and a wide array of solvents in an effort to perfect a process for making rigid laminate sheets from Kraft paper and liquid Bakelite. O'Conor produced the first laminate sheet at Westinghouse by winding and coating paper on a mandrel, slitting the resulting tube, and flattening it on a press. The finished product was a laminated sheet with the chemical and electrical properties of Bakelite that were cut into various shapes and sizes. O'Conor applied for a patent on February 1, 1913, but it was not issued until November 12, 1918 (US Patent 1,284,432). Since the research was done on behalf of Westinghouse, the company was assigned the patent, and O'Conor was given one dollar, the customary amount that Westinghouse paid for the rights to employees' inventions.

Herbert Faber, Technical Sales Manager of insulating materials, was excited about O'Conor's discovery. Faber saw limitless possibilities for the new material. However, he quickly became frustrated by Westinghouse's policy limiting the sale of the laminate to its licensed distributors. After failing to persuade Westinghouse to form a division to manufacture and market the new material, Faber and O'Conor created their own company. On May 2, 1913, the first Formica plant opened in Cincinnati, Ohio. On October 15, 1913, the business incorporated as the Formica Insulation Company with Faber as president and treasurer and O'Conor as vice-president and secretary. The company began producing insulation parts used in place of or "for mica," the costly mineral that had been used in electrical insulation.

Like most new companies, Formica had modest beginnings. Faber and O'Conor faced the challenge of looking for investors who would let them maintain control over the company. Finally, they met J. G. Tomluin, a lawyer and banker from Walton, Kentucky, who invested $7,500 for a one-third share in the Formica Company. Renting a small space in downtown Cincinnati, Faber and O'Conor began work. The company's equipment list consisted of a 35-horsepower boiler, a small gas stove, and a variety of homemade hand screw presses. By September 1913, Tomluin had brought in two more partners, David Wallace and John L. Vest. With the added capital, O'Conor, Faber, and Formica's eighteen employees began producing automobile insulation parts for Bell Electric Motor, Allis Chalmers, and Northwest Electric.

Initially, the Formica Company only made insulation rings and tubes for motors. However, by July 4, 1914, the company obtained its first press and began to produce flat laminate sheets made from Redmenol resin. Business gradually grew, and by 1917 sales totaled $75,000. Fueled by World War I, Formica's business expanded to making radio parts, aircraft pulleys, and timing gears for the burgeoning motor industry. In the years that followed, Formica products were in high demand as laminate plastics replaced older materials in washers, vacuum cleaners, and refrigerators. By 1919, the Formica Company required larger facilities and purchased a factory in Cincinnati.

During this time, patent battles and legal suits emerged to challenge Formica's success. On June 11, 1919, Westinghouse sued Formica for patent infringement on its laminated gears; Formica won. Later that year, Westinghouse brought two new lawsuits against Formica. The first was for a patent infringement on the production of tubes, rods, and molded parts; the second was over an infringement based on a 1913 patent assigned to Westinghouse through O'Conor. Formica prevailed in both suits.

Legal battles did not deter the company. Having to defend itself against a giant corporation gave Formica a reputation as a scrappy contender. Finally, Faber and O'Conor made a quantum leap in 1927, when the company was granted a U.S. patent for a phenolic laminate utilizing lithographed wood grains of light color, forming an opaque barrier sheet which blocks out the dark interior of the laminate. In 1931, the company received two more patents for the preparation of the first all paper based laminate and for the addition of a layer of aluminum foil between the core and the surface, making the laminate cigarette-proof. These patents would allow Formica to move from a company dealing primarily with industrial material to the highly visible arena of consumer goods.

In 1937, Faber had a severe heart attack which limited his activity within the company. O'Conor continued as president, encouraging new product lines, including Realwood, as a laminate with genuine wood veneer mounted on a paper lamination with a heat-reactive binder. With the introduction of Realwood and its derivatives, manufacturers started using Formica laminate for tabletops, desks, and dinette sets. By the early forties, sales of Formica laminate were over 15 million dollars. The final recipe for decorative laminate was perfected in 1938, when melamine resins were introduced. Melamine was clear, extremely hard, and resistant to stains, heat, light, less expensive than phenolic resins. It also made possible laminates of colored papers and patterns.

Due to World War II, Formica postponed the manufacturing of decorative laminate sheets. Instead, the company made a variety of war-time products ranging from airplane propellers to bomb buster tubes.

The post-World War II building boom fueled the decorative laminate market and ushered in what would come to be known as the golden age for Formica. The company, anticipating the demand for laminate, acquired a giant press capable of producing sheets measuring thirty by ninety-six inches for kitchen countertops. Between 1947 and 1950, more than 2 million new homes were designed with Formica brand laminate for kitchens and bathrooms.

Formica's advertising campaigns, initially aimed at industry, were transformed to speak to the new decorative needs of consumer society, in particular the American housewife. Formica hired design consultants, Brooks Stevens, and, later, Raymond Loewy who launched extensive advertising campaigns. Advertising themes of durability, cleanliness, efficiency, and beauty abound in promotional material of this time. Advertisers promised that the plastic laminate, known as "the wipe clean wonder," was resistant to dirt, juices, jams, alcohol stains, and cigarette burns. Atomic patterns and space-age colors, including Moonglo, Skylark, and Sequina, were introduced in homes, schools, offices, hospitals, diners, and restaurants across America.

The post-war period was also marked by expansion, specifically with the establishment of Formica's first international markets. In 1947, Formica signed a licensing agreement with the British firm the De La Rue Company of London for the exclusive manufacture and marketing of decorative laminates outside North America, and in South America and the Pacific Basin. In 1948, Formica changed its name from the Formica Insulation Company to the Formica Company. In 1951, Formica responded to growing consumer demand by opening a million square foot plant in Evendale, Ohio, devoted to the exclusive production of decorative sheet material. In 1956, the Formica Company became the Formica Corporation, a subsidiary of American Cyanamid Company. A year later, the international subsidiaries that Formica formed with De La Rue Company of London were replaced by a joint company called Formica International Limited.

The plastic laminate was not merely confined to tabletops and dinette sets. Formica laminate was used for skis, globes, and murals. Moreover, well-known artists and architects used the decorative laminate for modernist furniture and Art Deco interiors. In 1960, Formica's Research and Development Design Center was established, adjacent to the Evendale plant, to develop uses for existing laminate products. In 1966, the company opened the Sierra Plant near Sacramento, California. Such corporate expansion enabled Formica to market its laminates beyond the traditional role as a countertop surface material.

In 1974, Formica established its Design Advisory Board (DAB), a group of leading designers and architects. DAB introduced new colors and patterns of laminate that gained popularity among artists and interior designers in the 1980s. In 1981, DAB introduced the Color Grid, a systematic organization of Formica laminate arranged by neutrals and chromatics. The Color Grid was described as the first and only logically arranged collection of color in the laminate industry. DAB also developed the Design Concepts Collection of premium solid and patterned laminates to serve the needs of contemporary interior designers.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the corporation continued to produce laminates for interior designers, artists, and architects. In 1982, Formica introduced COLORCORE, the first solid-color laminate. Due to its relatively seamless appearance, COLORCORE was adopted by artists for use in furniture, jewelry, and interior design. The introduction of COLORCORE also marked the emergence of a wide variety of design exhibitions and competitions sponsored by the Formica Corporation. In 1985, Formica Corporation became independent and privately held. Formica continues to be one of the leading laminate producers in the world with factories in the United States, England, France, Spain, Canada, and Taiwan.

For additional information on the history of the Formica Corporation, see:

DiNoto, Andrea. Art Plastic: Designed for Living. New York: Abbeville Press, 1985.

Fenichell, Stephen. Plastic: The Making of a Synthetic Century. New York: Harper/Collins, 1996.

Jeffers Grace. 1998. Machine Made Natural: The Decorative Products of the Formica Corporation, 1947-1962. Master's thesis. Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts.

Lewin, Susan Grant, ed. Formica & Design: From Counter Top to High Art. New York: Rizzoli, 1991.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center

Leo Baekeland Papers, 1881-1968 (AC0005)

DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977 (AC0007)

J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics, circa 1900-1975 (AC0008)

Earl Tupper Papers, circa 1914-1982 (AC0470)

The Division of Medicine and Science holds artifacts related to this collection. See accession # 1997.0319 and #1997.3133.
Provenance:
This collection was assembled by Grace Jeffers, historian of material culture, primarily from materials given to her by Susan Lewin, Head of Formica's New York design and publicity office when the office closed in 1995. The collection was donated to the Archives Center by Grace Jeffers in September 1996.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Plastics -- 1920-2000  Search this
Plastics as art material -- 1920-2000  Search this
Plastics in interior design -- 1920-2000  Search this
advertising -- plastic industry -- 1920-2000  Search this
Plastic jewelry -- 1920-2000  Search this
Laminated plastics -- 1920-2000  Search this
Exhibitions -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
House furnishings -- 1920-2000 -- United States  Search this
Housewives as consumers -- 1920-2000  Search this
Electronic insulators and insulation -- Plastics -- 1920-2000  Search this
Inventions -- 1920-2000 -- United States  Search this
Women in advertising  Search this
Women in popular culture -- 1920-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scripts (documents)
Videotapes
Posters -- 20th century
Samples -- 1920-2000
Advertisements
Brochures
Blueprints -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogs
Catalogs -- 1920-2000
Correspondence -- 20th century
Citation:
Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0565
See more items in:
Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0565
Online Media:

The culture of plastics / edited by Elisa Storace and Hans Werner Holzwarth ; with texts by Silvana Annicchiarico, Gillo Dorfles, Chantal Hamaide, Marie-Laure Jousset, R. Craig Miller, Giovanni Odoni, Franca Sozzani, Deyan Sudjic ; and interviews with Claudio Luti by Giulia Crivelli and Giovanni Odoni

Title:
Kartell
Editor:
Storace, Elisa  Search this
Holzwarth, Hans Werner  Search this
Annicchiarico, Silvana  Search this
Dorfles, Gillo 1910-2018  Search this
Hamaide, Chantal  Search this
Jousset, Marie-Laure  Search this
Miller, R. Craig  Search this
Sozzani, Franca  Search this
Sudjic, Deyan  Search this
Interviewer:
Odoni, Giovanni  Search this
Crivelli, Giulia  Search this
Interviewee:
Luti, Claudio 1946-  Search this
Designer:
Kartell (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Kartell (Firm) Design  Search this
Physical description:
399 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Italy
Date:
2012
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Plastics--Design  Search this
Plastic furniture--History  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Industrial design--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1026596

Plastic art : a precarious success story / by Stefan Albus ... [et al.]

Author:
Albus, Stefan  Search this
AXA Art Versicherung  Search this
Physical description:
89 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
Topic:
Plastics as art material--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Plastics--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
NK8595 .A43 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_898693

One word, plastic : Linda Besemer, Ian Dawson, Tony Feher, Carlos Mollura, Shirley Tse

Author:
Doll, Nancy 1947-  Search this
Weatherspoon Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
[2003]
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Plastics as art material  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_719339

Wo xing wo su : Huang Lanya ge zhan = Molding the mind's eye : solo exhibition by Huang Lan-Ya / [zhu zuo quan ren: Taibei shi li mei shu guan ; bian ji wei yuan: Chen Wenling ... [et al.] ; zhi xing bian ji: Lin Baohua]

Title:
我形我塑 : 黃蘭雅個展 = Molding the mind's eye : solo exhibition by Huang Lan-Ya / [著作權人: 台北市立美術館 ; 編輯委員: 陳文玲 ... [et al.] ; 執行編輯: 林葆華]
Molding the mind's eye : solo exhibition by Huang Lan-Ya
Solo exhibition by Huang Lan-Ya
Huang Lanya ge zhan
黃蘭雅個展
Author:
Huang, Lanya 1965-  Search this
Lin, Baohua  Search this
Taibei Shi li mei shu guan  Search this
Subject:
Huang, Lanya 1965-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Minguo 94 [2005]
Topic:
Plastics as art material  Search this
Call number:
N7349.83.H82 A4 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_772520

Experiments in plastic : from East Texas State University

Author:
East Texas State University Art Department  Search this
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Texas
Date:
1970
[1970?]
20th century
Topic:
Plastics as art material  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
NK8598 .E25 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640777

Editions in plastic : an international survey of works of art involving the use of plastic and published in editions : [exhibition] University of Maryland Art Gallery, December 3, 1970-January 23, 1971

Author:
University of Maryland, College Park Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. ; 21 x 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1970
C1970
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Call number:
N7433.95 .E35 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_655419

Plastics and new art; an exhibition organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art of the University of Pennsylvania... Jan. 15 to Feb. 25, 1969, in collaboration with the Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas, March 16 to April 13, 1969

Author:
University of Pennsylvania Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) illus. 24cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1969
1969]
Topic:
Plastic sculpture  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Call number:
NB1270.P5 P4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_656705

Plastics + design : Die Neue Sammlung, Staatliches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, München / Florian Hufnagl (Hrsg.) ; bearbeitet von Renate Ulmer und Josef Strasser

Title:
Plastics plus design
Plastics und design
Plastics and design
Plastics
Author:
Hufnagl, Florian  Search this
Ulmer, Renate  Search this
Strasser, Josef  Search this
Neue Sammlung, Staatliches Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Bavaria, Germany)  Search this
Subject:
Neue Sammlung, Staatliches Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Bavaria, Germany)  Search this
Physical description:
161, [46] p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Plastics--Exhibitions  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Plastics in interior decoration  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Call number:
TP1107.G3 M86 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_537272

Follia plastica : esposizione oggetti d'arte 1930-40-50 / [ricerca oggetti ed organizzazione, Michel Leo]

Author:
Leo, Michel  Search this
Sparke, Penny  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
Topic:
Plastics craft  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Call number:
NK8595 .F65 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_550515

The Plastics age : from modernity to post-modernity / edited by Penny Sparke

Author:
Sparke, Penny  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
Topic:
Plastics as art material  Search this
Plastics  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Call number:
NK8595 .S736 1990
NK8595.S736 1990
TP1120. P715 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_404257

Plastic and design / Augusto Morello, Anna Castelli Ferrieri

Author:
Morello, Augusto  Search this
Castelli Ferrieri, Anna  Search this
Physical description:
247 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Material culture  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Plastics as art materials  Search this
Call number:
NK8595 .M84 E1988
NK8595.M84 E1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_416700

Kunststoff-Objekte, 1860-1960 : Sammlung Kölsch : [Museum Folkwang Essen, 20. Nov. '83-1. Apr. '84, Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Zürich, Museum für Gestaltung, 7. Juni-26. Aug. '84 / Ausstellungskonzept, Kataloggestaltung, Textbeiträge, Hans Ulrich Kölsch ; Fotos, Werner Hannappel]

Author:
Kölsch, Hans Ulrich  Search this
Museum Folkwang Essen  Search this
Kunstgewerbemuseum Zürich  Search this
Subject:
Kölsch, Hans Ulrich Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
99 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Germany (West)
Date:
1983
C1983
20th century
Topic:
Plastics as art material  Search this
Decorative arts--History  Search this
Decorative arts--Private collections--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK8595.K86 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_428299

Dekorative Polymere : Schmuck aus Kunststoff 1860-1960 : Sammlung Kölsch, 9. April-19.5.1986, Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf

Author:
Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf Sammlung Kölsch  Search this
Physical description:
83 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Costume jewelry--Exhibitions  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Call number:
NK4890.C67 S77 1986
NK4890.C67S77 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_439102

L'utopie du tout plastique, 1960-1973 / Philippe Decelle, Diane Hennebert, [et] Pierre Loze ; préface d'André L. Jaumotte

Author:
Decelle, Philippe  Search this
Hennebert, Diane  Search this
Loze, Pierre  Search this
Fondation pour l'architecture (Brussels, Belgium)  Search this
Physical description:
158 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Plastics as art material  Search this
Plastics craft  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Call number:
NK8595 .U915 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_458979

Plastics as an art form [by] Thelma R. Newman

Author:
Newman, Thelma R  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 403 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Plastics as art material  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_460580

Plastiche e design

Author:
Morello, Augusto  Search this
Castelli Ferrieri, Anna  Search this
Physical description:
239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Plastics as art material  Search this
Industrial design  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Call number:
NK8595 .M84 1984
NK8595.M84 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_312268

Editions in plastic : an international survey of works of art involving the use of plastic and published in editions : [exhibition] University of Maryland Department of Art, University of Maryland Art Gallery, December 3, 1970-January 23, 1971

Author:
University of Maryland, College Park Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. ; 21 x 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1970
C1970
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Call number:
N6487.C64 U5
N6487.C64U5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_204840

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