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The Curated Object is a non-profit web project design to support and promote decorative arts and design exhibitions.
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Thank you for participating in #BEFridays, a collaboration between Designers and Books @designersbooks and The Curated Object @CuratedObject How it works: Scroll down and..... READ! Find an exhibition-inpired book you like and CLICK on it to see more information and purchase from Designers & Books, online purveyor of the design industry's most coveted volumes (many at a HUGE discount)-- and meeting place for lovers of design books. and then SEE! Take a peek at the book-inspired exhibition and CLICK on it to get museum listing details. READ: Things I have learned in my life so far, Updated Edition, by STEFAN... Continue reading
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Thank you for participating in #BEFridays, a collaboration between Designers and Books @designersbooks and The Curated Object @CuratedObject How it works: Scroll down and..... READ! Find an exhibition-inpired book you like and CLICK on it to see more information and purchase from Designers & Books, online purveyor of the design industry's most coveted volumes (many at a HUGE discount)-- and meeting place for lovers of design books. and then SEE! Take a peek at the book-inspired exhibition and CLICK on it to get museum listing READ Chanel, The Vocabulary of Style, by JÉRÔME GAUTIER The Corset, A Cultural Histry, by... Continue reading
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Thank you for participating in #BEFridays, a collaboration between Designers and Books @designersbooks and The Curated Object @CuratedObject How it works: Scroll down and..... READ! Find an exhibition-inpired book you like and CLICK on it to see more information and purchase from Designers & Books, online purveyor of the design industry's most coveted volumes (many at a HUGE discount)-- and meeting place for lovers of design books. and then SEE! Take a peek at the book-inspired exhibition and CLICK on it to get museum listing details. READ: Art Deco Ironwork, by Edgar Brandt Design Chronicles, by Carroll Gantz Form &... Continue reading
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Thank you for participating in #BEFridays, a collaboration between Designers and Books @designersbooks and The Curated Object @CuratedObject How it works: Scroll down and..... READ! Find an exhibition-inpired book you like and CLICK on it to see more information and purchase from Designers & Books, online purveyor of the design industry's most coveted volumes (many at a HUGE discount)-- and meeting place for lovers of design books. and then SEE! Take a peek at the book-inspired exhibition and CLICK on it to get museum listing details. READ: Rise Techtonic Machines, by MARCUS SHAFFER, KYNA LESKI, AND PETER LYNCH Culture City,... Continue reading
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Thank you for participating in #BEFridays, a collaboration between Designers and Books @designersbooks and The Curated Object @CuratedObject How it works: Scroll down and..... READ! Find an exhibition-inpired book you like and CLICK on it to see more information and purchase from Designers & Books, online purveyor of the design industry's most coveted volumes (many at a HUGE discount)-- and meeting place for lovers of design books. and then SEE! Take a peek at the book-inspired exhibition and CLICK on it to get museum listing details. READ: Traditional Kimono Silks, by Anita Yasuda Asian Ivory, by Jeffrey B. Snyder Paul... Continue reading
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Thank you for participating in #BEFridays, a collaboration between Designers and Books @designersbooks and The Curated Object @CuratedObject How it works: Scroll down and..... READ! Find an exhibition-inpired book you like and CLICK on it to see more information and purchase from Designers & Books, online purveyor of the design industry's most coveted volumes (many at a HUGE discount)-- and meeting place for lovers of design books. and then SEE! Take a peek at the book-inspired exhibition and CLICK on it to get museum listing details. READ: Speculative Everything, Design, Fiction and Social Dreaming, by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby... Continue reading
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Thank you for participating in #BEFridays, a collaboration between Designers and Books @designersbooks and The Curated Object @CuratedObject How it works: Scroll down and..... READ! Find an exhibition-inpired book you like and CLICK on it to see more information and purchase from Designers & Books, online purveyor of the design industry's most coveted volumes (many at a HUGE discount)-- and meeting place for lovers of design books. and then SEE! Take a peek at the book-inspired exhibition and CLICK on it to get museum listing details. READ: Cycle Style, by Horst A. Friedrichs Recycling Space: Curating Urban Innovation, The Work... Continue reading
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Thank you for participating in #BEFridays, a collaboration between Designers and Books @designersbooks and The Curated Object @CuratedObject How it works: Scroll down and..... READ! Find an exhibition-inpired book you like and CLICK on it to see more information and purchase from Designers & Books, online purveyor of the design industry's most coveted volumes (many at a HUGE discount)-- and meeting place for lovers of design books. and then SEE! Take a peek at the book-inspired exhibition and CLICK on it to get museum listing details. READ: 100 Years of Menswear, by Cally Blackman Vintage Menswear, A Collection from the... Continue reading
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Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia September 20, 2013 - January 6, 2014 Curated by Enrico Mascelloni and Annemarie Sawkins, PhD The international exhibition, Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia,brings to the United States, for the first time, one of the most distinctive collections of Afghan rugs in the world. The mostly women artists, who created the rugs in this exhibition, abandoned their traditional nonfigurative styles to produce rich pictorial images featuring world maps, portraits of kings, khans and military leaders, along with cityscapes and, of course, armaments. Purchased throughout Central Asia and in... Continue reading
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Sean Kenney's Bicycle Triumphs Traffic Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of LEGO® November 8, 2013 – February 16, 2014 The holiday season brings the second annual celebration of the creative potential of LEGO® brand building blocks at the Columbus Museum of Art. Organized by CMA’s Center for Creativity, Think Outside the Brick will be on view November 8, 2013 – February 16, 2014. The exhibition features local, national, and international artists whose innovative works expand the possibilities of the beloved building block toy. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a large-scale sculpture by Sean Kenneytitled Bicycle Triumphs Traffic.... Continue reading
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Free Wheel 14 November 2013 - 22 March 2014 In this momentous year, which marks the 100th Tour de France, Design Museum Holon is delighted to announce the new Free Wheel exhibition. Since its invention in the 19th century, the modest bicycle continues to be the easiest and most simplistic mode of transportation due to its minimal design. Unlike other objects, which go through constant design evolution, the bicycle has seemingly stayed loyal to its original structure over the past 200 years. However upon closer examination, the different bicycles in this exhibition make apparent the various technological and social developments... Continue reading
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Tradition and Metamorphoisis November 22, 2013 - 2014. August 31, 2014 The exhibition “Tradition and Metamorphosis” in the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts redefines the wayang, one of the most well-known art of the Indonesian archipelago, through the artworks of József Gaál. Together with the artworks of József Gaál, the puppets of Ernő Zboray from the Museum of Applied Arts, Ferenc Hopp Collection of Eastern Asiatic Arts, collected in Western Java in the 1920’s and first showcased to the public in 1931 in the Ferenc Hopp Museum, will be exhibited. The exhibition is built around two main thematic... Continue reading
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Vital Art Noveau 1900 November 1st, 2013 -December 31st, 2015 The exhibition in the Municipal House in Prague presents a selection of the most outstanding works of Czech and European Art Nouveau art from the holdings of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. The exhibition is intended to show the Art Nouveau arts and crafts as part of the ground-breaking, forward-looking trends and emancipation efforts that evolved in the late 19th century, as a reformist art movement that strove for “the multiplication and intensification of life”. The display therefore explores the Art Nouveau aesthetic both in terms of modern... Continue reading
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Precious Antiquities. The Profane Museum at the time of Pius VI October 2, 2013 – January 4, 2014 Room of the Aldobrandini Wedding, Vatican Museums From 2 October 2013 to 4 January 2014, for the first time in over two hundred years, an exhibition will bring back to life in the Vatican the charm of the eighteenth-century collections of the Profane Museums at the time of Pius VI, before the Napoleonic requisitions. It offers a unique opportunity to see reunited, in their original museum context, works previously exhibited in the Museum and now conserved in prestigious international cultural institutions. The... Continue reading
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Gran Teatre del Liceu. © Arxiu Ignasi de Solà-Morales Ignasi de Solà-Morale July 4, 2014-November 30, 2014 The multifaceted figure of Ignasi de Solà-Morales (1942–2001) encapsulates some of the most significant characteristics of an architectural tradition closely linked to Barcelona: a commitment to the city’s heritage, but also to the need for modernisation; to research work in the fields of history, theory and critique of architecture; to the continual strengthening of academic education; and finally, to a vocation for public service from an awareness of the successive changes in the needs of society. Solà-Morales played an important role in the... Continue reading
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The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels through April 27, 2014 (from museum) This October, the Museum of London opened a major new exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless treasure of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones – displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century – was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London. Through new research and state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition showcases the wealth of insights the Hoard offers on Elizabethan and Jacobean London – as a centre of... Continue reading
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Oskar Hansem 'Game on Actress' Face', 1971 Oskar Hansen July 3, 2014- July 5, 2015 (from museum) Following MACBA’s interest in understanding the role played by architecture in the expression of modernity outside orthodoxy, the exhibition dedicated to the work of the Polish architect Oskar Hansen (1922–2005) will concentrate on the evolution of his Open Form theory. More than a theory, however, it was conceived as a tool for designing architectural projects. Its evolution and application to art education, film editing, visual games and performative practice led to a series of experiments that place the interaction with the other, the... Continue reading
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Section 006: Cold War Castoffs Meet villains who pursue power, money, and mad schemes of revenge amid the ideological wreckage and changing political landscape of the post-Cold War world. Section 007: New World Disorder Witness a new generation of shadowy villains—burrowed into the highest circles of international power—who back terrorists and exploit environmental causes to mask their evil intentions. Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains is dedicated to 50 years of the James Bond film series’ most memorable villains, from 1962’s DR. NO to the latest villain, SKYFALL’s Silva. The special exhibit... Continue reading
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The Anatomy of a Suit December 2013-June 1, 2014 (from museum) As the capital gets set to celebrate men’s fashion with London Collections: Men, we unpick the secrets of the suit with a free display in the Sackler Hall. Using historical suit jackets from markets across the capital, we've dissected a selection of historical jackets in order to trace the technical genius lurking underneath the suit’s surface. Previous research into the suit has at times overlooked the fact that it is a feat of engineering, with the ability to transform the body. Since the secrets of the suit are hidden... Continue reading
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Casa Guardiola. Argentona, Barcelona. Oriol Bohigas; Josep Ma. Martorell. 1954-1955. Photo Francesc Català-Roca Group R, Motor of Modernity February 7- June 2014 Grup R was formed in Barcelona in 1951. According to their statutes, the aim of the group was ‘the study and diffusion of the problems of contemporary art, especially architecture’. Under the letter R, for cultural and architectural Renovation and Recuperation, the members of the group belonged to two generations of architects: those who studied prior to the Civil War and those who studied afterwards. Two generations marked by GATCPAC as their main reference, by concepts inherited from... Continue reading
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Alaïa, couture 2003. © Paolo Roversi, 2013 © Alaïa Azzedine Alaïa September 28- January 26, 2014 (from museum) The Palais Galliera is honouring Azzedine Alaïa with its opening exhibition. This first Paris retrospective, presented in the Palais's newly renovated galleries and in the Matisse Room at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, comprises a selection of seventy iconic models retracing a unique creative career. Alaïa's formative years were intimately linked to the clients who fell under the spell of his made-to-measure garments, among them such legendary figures as Louise de Vilmorin, Arletty and Greta Garbo. Encouraged by... Continue reading
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Mamluk Carpet, fragment, Mamluk Empire, Egypt, Cairo, after the 1st half 15th century 550 x 227 cm, taken over from the Imperial Court in 1922 © Lois Lammerhuber/MAK MAK Permament Collection of Carpets is Reopening April 8, 2014 (press release below) With an unusual and all-new design concept which will be unveiled on 8 April 2014, the MAK Permanent Collection Carpets will sweep visitors away into the tranquil fascination of the carpet-maker’s art. A selection of over 30 individual objects is to present an impressive survey of the MAK’s holdings of distinctive, high-quality carpets with an emphasis on the unique... Continue reading
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Kimono decorated with images of peonies, phoenix birds and cherry blossoms. Paste resist dying; gold and silk thread embroidery; silver and gold leaf stencilling; damask figured silk satin. From Geisha to Diva January 29-April 11, 2014 The fascinating life of Ichimaru (1906-1997), one of the most famous geishas of the 20th century due to her exceptional singing voice, is told through this collection of her magnificent kimonos and other personal effects. In the 1930s, Ichimaru left geishahood to pursue an illustrious career as a full-time recording artist, but even as a diva, she continued to perform in full geisha regalia.... Continue reading
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Le Corbusier, Marie Cuttoli, 1936, Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris / © F.L.C. / Adagp, Paris 2013 Ryan Gander, If I could see but a day of it (Multiverse), 2007, Tapis et jeu de cartes, 200 x 150 cm, Courtesy of the artist and gb agency, Paris Photo : Museum für Gestaltung Zürich / Christian Brändle Helene Frances Gregor, Totem n°5, 1976, Laine (basse lisse), 250 x 180 x 25 cm, Collection de la Fondation Toms Pauli, Lausanne © Helen Frances GREGOR Photo: Fibbi-Aeppli, Grandson Decorum Carpets and Tapestries by Artists. October 11- to 9 February 9, 2014 (press release below)... Continue reading
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Yōsai tsubo "kōga" (Brilliant Glazed Jar "Galaxy") Tokuda Yasokichi III, ca. 2003, porcelain. The Betsy and Robert Feinberg Collection. John Dean Photographer Hōgō 2010-1 (Petal 2010-1) Fujino Sachiko, 2010, stoneware. The Betsy and Robert Feinberg Collection. John Dean Photographer Sei'I (Sacred Robe) Kaneshige Kōsuke, ca. 1991, stoneware. The Betsy and Robert Feinberg Collection. John Dean Photographer Shiro no katachi (White Form) Koike Shoko, 2008, stoneware. The Betsy and Robert Feinberg Collection. John Dean Photographer Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics February 23–May 11, 2014 press release below: The Walters Art Museum presents Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics,Sunday, February 23–Sunday,... Continue reading