The Trade Literature Collection at the National Museum of American History Library includes a number of school related trade catalogs. This catalog by J. L. Hammett entitled Illustrated Catalogue of School Merchandise 1872-1873 w/1874 cover and price list of school furniture includes desks and chairs for students and teachers. Some of the desk styles have a chair attached to a desk while others have a separate desk and chair.
The Patent Gothic Normal Desk is one of the styles that has a desk attached to the back of the chair. The desk comes with a foot rest and the chair has a curved back and folding seat. The desk has a "Patent Ink Well," a pencil shelf, and a lifting lid so that students can store materials inside the desk.
J. L. Hammett, Boston, MA. Illustrated Catalogue of School Merchandise 1872-1873 w/1874 cover and price list of school furniture, 1872-1874, page 7, Patent Gothic Normal Desk.
The Standard High School Desk has a separate desk and chair. The desk comes with the Patented Silvered Ink Well and has a book shelf that is extra wide and deep. The desk can be used by one or two students. The chair that goes along with the desk is "Smith's Patent."
J. L. Hammett, Boston, MA. Illustrated Catalogue of School Merchandise 1872-1873 w/1874 cover and price list of school furniture, 1872-1874, page 11, Standard High School Desk ; Standard Normal School Desk.
Comprehensive guide to the design and construction of furniture, recognising Peter Thomson's outstanding contribution to furniture design.
Victorian glassworlds: glass culture and the imagination 1830-1880, by Isobel Armstrong. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Gift of Roma and David Korris. TP854.G7 A76 2008 CHM
Isobel Armstrong's book tells the stories that spring from the mass-production of glass in 19th-century England. Moving across technology, industry, local history, architecture, literature, print culture, the visual arts, optics, and philosophy.
AGI: graphic design since 1950, edited by Ben & Elly Bos. London: Thames & Hudson, 2007. Gift of Roma and David Korris. NC998.4 .A35 2007 CHM
The AGI - the Alliance Graphique Internationale - unites the world's leading graphic designers and artists in a professional club of common interest and achievement. This lavishly illustrated work of reference presents biographies of almost every AGI member to date, including such luminaries as Saul Bass, Alan Fletcher, April Greiman, Adrian Frutiger, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, Cassandre, Dick Bruna, Bruno Munari and Irma Boom, accompanied by reproductions of their best - and often iconic – work.
Bauhaus women: art, handicraft, design. Ulrike Muller; with the collaboration of Ingrid Radewaldt and Sandra Kemker. English-language ed. Paris : Flammarion; London: Thames & Hudson [distributor], 2009. Gift of Roma and David Korris. N332.G33 B4485 2009 CHM
The first monograph on the female painters, photographers, architects, sculptors, and designers of the vanguard Bauhaus School, who helped shape the cultural history of the twentieth century.
Art textiles of the world: Canada, edited by Matthew Koumis. Brighton : Telos Art Pub., 2009. Gift of Roma and David Korris. NK8813.A1 A78 2009 CHM
Book devoted to the work of twenty important Canadian artists who have developed a very personal language through their mastery of one or more of the various techniques in the field of textiles.
The Bauhaus at the Newsstand = Das Bauhaus am Kiosk: die Neue Linie 1929-1943. Patrick Rössler. Texts in English and German. Bielefeld: Kerber Art; New York, N.Y.: US Distribution, D.A.P., Distributed Art Publishers, c2009. Gift of Roma and David Korris. PN5220.N375 R67 2009 CHM
Between 1929 and 1943, an outstanding new lifestyle magazine called "Die Neue Linie" ("The New Line") was published by Beyer Press in Leipzig. No other publication in this period was so consistent in bringing avant-garde typographic ideas to a mass audience, as leading graphic designers from the Bauhaus, including Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Umbo and Herbert Bayer, steered the look of the magazine, whose contents combined fashion, literature, graphic design and art. Published on the occasion of the exhibition on "Das Bauhaus am Kiosk" at the Bauhaus-Museum Weimar, Aug. 16-Nov. 8, 2009.
Furniture from the Salon Milano. [editor, QianHua Lian]. Beijing, China: Designer Books; Tokyo, Japan: distributed by AZUR Corporation, c2008. Gift of Roma and David Korris. NK2211.I8 M55 2008 CHM
Presents the very best designs from the Salon Milano furniture shows, 2003-2007.