The 110-year history of Cooper Hewitt's magnificent National Landmark home is the subject of Life of a Mansion: The Story of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, by Heather Ewing. Published by Cooper Hewitt, and illustrated with 200 photographs, maps, floor plans and letters, the book chronicles the Carnegie Mansion and the evolution of the museum, from its establishment by the Hewitt Sisters in 1897 to its grand opening in 2014 as the nation's design authority. 156 pages, 175 color illustrations.
We are temporarily closed. Sign up below for our newsletter to learn first when we reopen.