A selection of photographs from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
1. This piece stood out because it is a strange picture for the time, not a portrait or landscape.
2. Simply an industrial design
3. I could not recreate this, but I model contemporary chairs
I as drawn because it's monochromatic but has such detailed shading
This picture seems to be a drawing of a statue, rather than a normal portrait.
If I could remake it, he would strike a grander pose.
I enjoy Greek and Roman mythology a lot
This image functions as depiction of a mythological story
There is no real way to redesign Greek myth, though the personifications could be altered
I chose this picture because it seemed to regal to pass by
This would likely hang in the home of the owner of the summer house.
I could recreate this image if the building depicted was still intact
I like this piece because didn't appear to be drawn by an artist, but by a cartographer.
This piece was excerpted from a map of New York.
It would be possible to recreate this, perhaps somewhere else
I like the colorful symmetry across this piece.
The function of this piece was likely to be a mural in mansion, sharing a story of life.
If i could recreate this I wouldn't change anything.
I chose this because it reminded me of the Sistine Chapel, elegant and meaningful.
A religious scene, this ceiling design functions as something to have faith in.
To be modern, I would add more color
I chose this picture for its simple color set yet striking detail.
This design is supposedly for the initial "F" but has mythological imagery.
I could recreate this, using Western mythos figures
I chose this because of how simple yet interesting it was.
This is a simple industrial design for a box, a representation of a physical object in 2D.
I would design a box with more intricate designs.
This was one of the few pieces that was a design of a story on a physical item, a folding fan.
This piece serves an actual function, also with aesthetic value.
I would update the story to one with personal meaning
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