Monday, April 4, 2016

On Beauty

How do you define beauty?  You can find many answers to this question at Cooper Hewitt’s current exhibit Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. With more than 250 works by 63 designers from around the world, artists communicate their interpretations of beauty through design, art, fashion, interactive games, jewelry, hairstyles, furnishings, and architecture. The exhibit celebrates the process of creativity and the designers’ different views within the following seven themes: extravagant, intricate, ethereal, transgressive, emergent, elemental, and transformative. The works cover a wide range of perspectives and just as many design formats.  Visitors will experience everything from traditional forms to 3-D printed wearable objects to decorative art and even wallpaper designs from archival images. Cooper Hewitt describes this experience as “multisensory,” as it taps into the visitors’ minds and senses. For an online look, the museum offers a companion digital collection at

We were inspired by this topic at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library and want to share some of our recommended books on beauty:
by Andrew Bolton
[Call numbers: DES MCQ and 746.9209 BOL]

by Julian Robinson
[Call number: 646.7 ROB]

by Debra Mancoff
[Call number: 704.94 MAN]

by Dave Beech
[Call number: 701 BEE]

by Kate Mulvey
[Call number: 391 MUL]

by Bertie Winkel
[Call number: 391.6 WIN]

by Akiko Fukai
[Call number: 746.92 FUK]

Check out these books, and send us your thoughts about beauty on Twitter (@LIMLibrary)!

For more information on the Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial exhibit, visit

Posted on April 04, 2016 I Blog post by Elizabeth Marotta, M.L.I.S. (Archivist/Librarian) 

April Library Displays

The Adrian G. Marcuse Library is gearing up for the end of the semester (and finals) with two timely displays:

Stress Awareness Month
And if that stress is really getting to you, check out our display on  

National Humor Month 
Stop by the Library to check out these relaxing books and DVDs today!

Posted on April 04, 2016 I Blog post by Rebecca Clark, M.L.I.S. (Evening Librarian)