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Therese Bonney photographs

Creator:
Bonney, M. Thérèse (Mabel Thérèse), 1897-1978  Search this
Names:
Bonney Service  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Bonney, M. Thérèse (Mabel Thérèse), 1897-1978  Search this
Extent:
4,300 Photographs (black and white)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1925-1937
Summary:
This collection contains4,300 black and white photographs that document architecture and design in Paris from 1925-1937.These silver-gelatin prints, mostly 8 x 10, depicting French industrial art objects, interior settings, and window displays were amassed by Bonney who lived most of her life in Paris. Many of the photographs were done by Bonney. She collected others from news agencies, photographers, and stock photograph vendors. Many of the photographs are accompanied by captions composed in a conversational manner by Bonney.
Arrangement note:
Photographs are arranged by subject. Each box is labeled as to contents.
Biographical/Historical note:
Photojouralist. Born Syracuse, New York, 1897. She studied at the University of California at Berkeley and Radcliffe College in the 1910s. Bonney immigrated to France in 1919 where she became on of the first ten women to graduate from the Sorbonne. She founded the first American illustrated press service in Europe, the Bonney Service, in 1924.

By the late 1930s, Bonney became discouraged by the poor quality of the work of the photographers she employed, and decided to learn the art of photography herself. The subjects of her photographs ranged from individual objects to interior settings to window displays to major building complexes and focused on the impact of modernism on European design.

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Bonney organized a number of exhibitions and collaborated with her sister, Louise Bonney, on a series of guide books, including "Buying Antique and Modern Furniture in Paris". With the coming of World War II, Bonney took to documenting civilian life in Europe. She published two photo-essay books, "War comes to the People" (1940) and "Europe's Children" (1943). Her concept for a film about children displaced by war, became an Academy Award winning movie, "The Search" (1948). The museum's collection of photographs was the subject of Cooper-Hewitt's 1985 exhibition, "Paris Recorded: The Therese Bonney Collection."
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
New York Public Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. Photographs of views of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and New York. The bulk of the photographs are of French landscapes, architecture, costume, and everyday life.
University of California at Berkeley, The Bancroft Library. Scrapbooks, clippings, testimonials and other materials relating to Bonney's photographic work, circa 1919-1977.
Radcliffe College, Schlesinger Library. Biographical material, correspondence, photographs, and information about the Women's Land Army and the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, dating from 1931-1964.
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.Assorted photographs of Bonney, many documenting important events in her life.
Provenance:
This collection was given to Cooper-Hewitt, then the Cooper Union Museum, in 1939 by the Bonney family.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use onsite by appointment. Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Occupation:
Photographers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Architectural photography -- France -- Paris  Search this
Furniture -- France -- Paris  Search this
Furniture -- Pictorial works  Search this
Interior decoration -- France -- Paris  Search this
Interior decoration -- Pictorial works  Search this
Show windows -- Pictorial works  Search this
Photography -- Archives  Search this
Photography -- France -- Paris  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Identifier:
SIL-CH.2000-42-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-2000-42-1

The Architecture of Washington, D.C. [slide]

Author:
Dunlap Society  Search this
Physical description:
280 slides : col
Type:
Slides
Pictorial works
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1980
[1980?]
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Call number:
NA735.W3 A673
NA735.W3A673
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_168319

Filipino style / photographs by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, Tara Sosrowardoyo, with additional photography by Emil Davocol; main texts by Rene Javellana, Fernando Nakpil Zialcita, Elizabeth V. Reyes

Author:
Invernizzi, Luca  Search this
Sosrowardoyo, Tara  Search this
Davocol, Emil V  Search this
Javellana, René B  Search this
Zialcita, Fernando N (Fernando Nakpil)  Search this
Reyes, Elizabeth  Search this
Philippines Department of Tourism  Search this
Physical description:
232 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 x 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Philippines
Date:
1997
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Call number:
NA7442 .I58 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_588815

Gabriel Moulin's San Francisco Peninsula : town & country homes, 1910-1930 / compiled by Donald DeNevi & Thomas Moulin ; project designed by Linda Witwer Bonnett

Title:
San Francisco Peninsula
Author:
Moulin, Gabriel 1872-1945  Search this
DeNevi, Don 1937-  Search this
Moulin, Thomas 1929-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 208 p. : ill., ports. ; 29 x 33 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
California
San Francisco Peninsula
San Francisco Peninsula (Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
F868.S156M68 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_284328

Heritage homes of Thailand / photographed by Ping Amranand ; written by William Warren

Author:
Amranand, Ping  Search this
Warren, William  Search this
Physical description:
168 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 x 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Thailand
Date:
1996
©1996
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Call number:
NA7435.A1 A68 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_852330

Das vornehm-bürgerliche Heim

Author:
Koch, Alex (Alexander) 1860-1939  Search this
Binding designer:
Margold, E.  Search this
Physical description:
[12] pages, 189 pages of plates chiefly illustrations (some color) 30 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
History
Place:
Germany
Date:
1922
20th century
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Germanic  Search this
Furniture--History  Search this
Interior decoration--History  Search this
Furniture  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Call number:
NK1980 .K638 1922
NK1980.K638 1922
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_951045

Authentic art deco interiors from the 1925 Paris exhibition / Maurice Dufrène ; introduction by Alastair Duncan

Author:
Dufrène, Maurice 1876-  Search this
Antique Collectors' Club  Search this
Physical description:
223 p. : ill. ; 36 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1989
Topic:
Interior decoration  Search this
Art deco  Search this
Call number:
NK1986.A78 D86 1989
NK1986.A78D86 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_391323

Art et décoration, revue mensuelle d'art moderne : 1897-1939, les années "mémoire" : 1ère époque / idée originale, texte et recherce iconographique, Guillemette Racine

Title:
Art & décoration : 1897-1939, les années "mémoire"
1897-1939, les années "mémoire"
Author:
Racine, Guillemette  Search this
Physical description:
355 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1996
C1996
20th century
Topic:
Decoration and ornament--History  Search this
Decorative arts--History  Search this
Interior decoration--History  Search this
Call number:
NK1390 .A17 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530142

Art & décoration, la revue de la maison : 1946-1959, les années "nostalgie" : 2e époque / idée originale, texte et recherce iconographique, Guillemette Racine

Title:
Art & décoration : 1946-1959, les années "nostalgie"
1946-1959, les années "nostalgie"
Art et décoration : 1946-1959
Author:
Racine, Guillemette  Search this
Physical description:
155 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1996
C1996
20th century
Topic:
Decoration and ornament--History  Search this
Decorative arts--History  Search this
Interior decoration--History  Search this
Call number:
NK1390 .A172 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530143

[Art et décoration] : 1960-1997, les années "souvenir" : 3e époque / idée originale, texte et recherce iconographique, Guillemette Racine

Title:
Art & décoration : 1960-1997, les années "souvenir"
1960-1997, les années "souvenir"
Author:
Racine, Guillemette  Search this
Physical description:
155 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1996
C1996
20th century
Topic:
Decoration and ornament--History  Search this
Decorative arts--History  Search this
Interior decoration--History  Search this
Call number:
NK1390 .A173 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530144

Die moderne Dekoration auf der Pariser Weltausstellung 1900 [microform] : 180 Photographische Aufnahmen auf 40 Lichtdrucktafeln mit kurzen erläuternden Notizen / herausgegeben von Th. Lambert

Author:
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Lambert, Th (Théodore) 1857-  Search this
Subject:
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
[4] p., 40 leaves of plates : plans ; 46 cm
Type:
Microforms
Pictorial works
Exhibitions
Place:
France
Date:
1900
[1900?]
Topic:
Interior decoration  Search this
Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau  Search this
Art nouveau  Search this
Call number:
mfm 003107.137.3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_484737

Esquisses décoratives / par René Binet, architecte ; preface de Gustave Geffroy

Title:
Esquisses décoratives de Binet architecte
Author:
Binet, René 1866-1911  Search this
Geffroy, Gustave 1855-1926  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 14, [1] p., 60 leaves of plates : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 47 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
France
Date:
190u
[190-?]
Topic:
Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau  Search this
Art nouveau  Search this
Architecture--Details  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Call number:
N6847.5.A78 B56 1900z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_702168

Inside Rome : discovering the classic interiors of Rome / Joe Friedman & Marella Caracciolo ; photography by Francesco Venturi

Author:
Friedman, Joseph (Art historian)  Search this
Caracciolo, Marella  Search this
Physical description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Italy
Rome
Rome (Italy)
Date:
1998
Topic:
Interior decoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1104044

UAM

Title:
Union des artistes modernes
Issuing body:
Union des artistes modernes (Paris, France)  Search this
Writer of preface:
Lièvre, Pierre 1882-1939  Search this
Subject:
Union des artistes modernes (Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
12 unnumbered pages, 24 leaves of plates illustrations 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
France
Date:
1929
20th century
Topic:
Industrial design  Search this
Art, French  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Decoration and ornament--Art deco  Search this
Call number:
NK13 .U55 1929
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1075548

Guide to storage planning

Title:
Guide to planning : storage
Better homes & gardens guide to storage planning
Physical description:
50 pages : illustrations (1 color), plans ; 22 cm
Type:
Amateurs' manuals
Pictorial works
Trade catalogs
Date:
1959
Topic:
Storage in the home  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096083

Compositions décoratives : l'ornementation d'après la nature : ensembles et détails / par E. Christy

Title:
Ornementation d'après la nature
Author:
Christy, E  Search this
Bookseller:
F. Weber & Co. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
9, [2] p., 60 leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 40 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1888
19th century
Topic:
Decoration and ornament--Plant forms  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, French  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Call number:
NK1560 .C47 1888
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_697521

Art and architecture scrapbooks [graphic] / collected by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor G. Hewitt

Collector:
Hewitt, Sarah 1859-1930  Search this
Hewitt, Eleanor 1864-1924,  Search this
Former owner:
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art DSI  Search this
Physical description:
4 albums : illustrations (some color), samples ; 52 cm
Type:
Graphics
Pictorial works
Specimens
Scrapbooks
Date:
17uu
17uu-1930
[17--?]-[1930?]
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Engraving  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Country life  Search this
Silk-printing  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001807 B
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1011983

Swarovski : celebrating a history of collaborations in fashion, jewelry, performance, and design / contributions by Vivienne Becker, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Colin McDowell, Suzy Menkes, Alice Rawsthorn, Deyan Sudjic, Nadja Swarovski

Author:
Becker, Vivienne 1953-  Search this
Landis, Deborah Nadoolman  Search this
McDowell, Colin  Search this
Menkes, Suzy  Search this
Rawsthorn, Alice  Search this
Sudjic, Deyan  Search this
Swarovski, Nadja  Search this
Author:
Swarovski (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Swarovski (Firm) History  Search this
Physical description:
352 pages, 61 pages in variously numbered pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 32 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
History
Illustrated works
Date:
2015
Topic:
Crystal glass  Search this
Glass jewelry  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Glass in interior decoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092504

Modern Scandinavian design / Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell, Magnus Englund

Author:
Fiell, Charlotte 1965-  Search this
Englund, Magnus  Search this
Fiell, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
592 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 33 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Photobooks
Place:
Scandinavia
Date:
2017
Topic:
Design  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Product design  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091881

Mud chic : lifestyle and inspiration from the Xhosa people of the old Transkei / [photographs, Craig Fraser ; written by Sindiwe Magona ; edited by Ingrid Corbett]

Author:
Fraser, Craig 1964-  Search this
Magona, Sindiwe  Search this
Corbett, Ingrid  Search this
Physical description:
189 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
South Africa
Eastern Cape
Eastern Cape (South Africa)
Transkei (South Africa)
Date:
2006
©2006
21st century
Topic:
Interior decoration  Search this
Xhosa (African people)--Social conditions  Search this
Xhosa (African people)--Social life and customs  Search this
Xhosa (African people)--Dwellings  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090498

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