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Cooking the Gullah Way

Cooking the Gullah Way

By Sallie Ann Robinson. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c2007.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Anacostia Community Museum Library

Mrs. Sallie Ann Robinson is the Gullah Diva chef. Raised in South Carolina Gullah country on an island only accessible by boat, she is used to eating what can easily be farmed, hunted, or caught. At about one hundred fifty pages, this cookbook is divided into three sections: morning, noon, and night. They correspond with breakfast recipes, lunch recipes, and supper recipes. The beginning of the book has black and white photos of Gullah life. The Gullah are descendants of slaves in the Lowcountry regions of the United States, specifically South Carolina and Georgia. At the end are about... Read More
Iznik Tiles and Ceramics in the Sadberk Hanim Museum and Omer M. Koc Collections

Dance of Fire

By Hulya Bilgi. Istanbul: Vehbi Koc Foundation and Sadberk Hanim Museum, 2009.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library

Tiles and ceramics produced in Iznik between the 15th and 17th centuries represent a significant artistic achievement for Turkey. Tiles were frequently used as decoration in Turkish Seljuk period (1071-1243 AD) architecture for important public buildings. Beginning with the Ottomans in the 15th century, there was increasing demand for tiles, which were used to decorate the mosques and palaces of their new capital of Istanbul. This led to the establishment of a center for ceramic production in Iznik. At the height of Iznik tile production there were as many as 300... Read More
Cover of the book Dandy Lion showing a man in a vivid abstract suit sitting on a box covered in a checkerboard pattern

Dandy Lion

By Shantrelle P. Lewis. New York, NY: Aperture, 2017.
Adoption Amount: $250   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: National Museum of African American History & Culture Library

Shantrelle Lewis is a curator and researcher specializing in African diaspora style aesthetics. Her book Dandy Lion: the Black Dandy and Street Style is a follow-up to a highly acclaimed traveling exhibition by the same name curated by Lewis. Black dandyism has its roots in the Enlightenment period of England’s slave culture, thriving for generations across black cultures around the globe. Black men with an affinity for polished fashion and bold colors, whether new or vintage, have gained popular attention in recent years, influencing mainstream fashion. Dandy Lion celebrates... Read More
Garden design diagrams

Das Heidelberger Schloss und seine Garten in alter und neuer Zeit, und der Schlossgarten zu Schwetzingen

By H. R. Jung. Berlin: Verlag von Gustav Schmidt (vorm. Robert Oppenheim), 1898.
Adoption Amount: $550   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library

This rare history and illustrated guide to two German Baroque gardens, the title of which translates to: The Heidelberg Castle and its Gardens in Old and New Times, and the Castle Garden to Schwetzingen, was written by Hermann Robert Jung. Jung was a landscape architect and horticultural director for the city of Cologne around 1890, designer of city parks, and an advocate for reforestation as well as the improvement, expansion, and redesign of existing gardens.  This book begins with a brief history of the Heidelberg Castle noting prominent residents and a series of... Read More
De infinitis infinitorum, et infinite parvorum ordinibus disquisitio geometrica

De infinitis infinitorum, et infinite parvorum ordinibus disquisitio geometrica

By Guido Grandi. Pisis: Ex typographia Francisci Bindi ..., 1710.
Adoption Amount: $3,000   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

Bound with: Grandi, Guido. Prostasis ad exceptiones Cl. Varignonii libro de infinitis infinitorum ordinibus oppositas... Pisis : Ex typographia Francisci Bindi..., 1713. Grandi, Guido. Dialoghi del p.m. Grandi Camaldolese teologo, e matematico dell'Altezza Reale di Toscana... In Lucca : Ad istanza di Francesco Maria Gaddi librajo in Pisa, 1712. A fine copy of this important collection of mathematical treatises by Grandi (1671-1742), professor of mathematics of Pisa. Included is his first general study of the cubic curve known as the "versiera" or "witch... Read More
De natura et veritate methodi fluxionum...

De natura et veritate methodi fluxionum...

By Samuel Klingenstierna. Upsaliae: Typis Laur. M. Höjer ..., [1752].
Adoption Amount: $700   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

A scarce copy of Daniel Melander's (1726-1810) dissertation on the rival claims and speculations that led to a concrete understanding of the nature and beauty of calculus. Melander was a student at Uppsala and later became lecturer in physics and professor of astronomy. In 1782 he moved to Stockholm, where he became one of the leading scientists in Sweden, with a major worldwide correspondence. Read More
De Paris à Samarkand, le Ferghanah, le Kouldja et la Sibérie occidentale: impressions de voyage d’une Parisienne / par Mme. de U

De Paris a Samarkand

By Marie de Ujfalvy-Bourdon. Paris: Hachette, 1880.
Adoption Amount: $395   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Library

A travelogue written of Marie de Ujfalvy-Bourdon, De Paris à Samarkand, was published in 1880. Marie de Ujfalvy-Bourdon (1845- 19?? ) traveled with her husband, Károly Jenő Ujfalvy de Mezőkövesd (16 May 1842 – 31 January 1904) who was a noted ethnographic researcher and linguist of Central Asia and the Himalayas. In 1876 he was sent by the French Ministry of Public Education on a scientific expedition to the newly conquered regions of Russian Central Asia. Marie accompanied him on the journey, something that was extremely rare for a woman of that time to do. She recorded their travels... Read More
De pipere cubeba Cubebs

De Pipere Cubeba [Cubebs]

By Carl Peter Thunberg. Upsaliæ: excudebant Palmblad & c., [1827].
Adoption Amount: $350   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

Cubeb, native to Java and Sumatra, is cultivated for its berries and oil and has been used for centuries in herbal medicine and as a flavoring – similar to allspice or pepper – in gin, chewing gum, and various other products. Mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman texts, as well as in the Arabian “One thousand and one nights” and the travels of Marco Polo, the species is the focus of this university dissertation written by Professor Carl Peter Thunberg. In 18th- and 19th-century Europe, professors wrote the dissertations; the student’s job was to explicate and defend it and pay for its... Read More
Der Conservator oder prakitische Anleitung, Naturalien aller Reiche zu sammeln, zu conserviren und fur wissenschaftliche Zwecke...Mineralien und Pflanzen versehen.

Der Conservator oder prakitische Anleitung, Naturalien aller Reiche zu sammeln, zu conserviren und fur wissenschaftliche Zwecke...Mineralien und Pflanzen versehen.

By A. V. Streubel. Berlin: Verlag von Ferdinand Rubach, 1845.
Adoption Amount: $1,450   Adoption Type: Build the Collection
Library: Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History

This is a manual for collecting, preserving, and organizing natural-history specimens: specifically, the arrangement of a mineral collection, organizing a botanical collection and creating an herbarium, and the conservation of zoological exhibits. These subjects form one of the Cullman Library's particular interests, in support of collection management staff as well as historical research at the National Museum of Natural History. The half-dozen or so German manuals in our collection fall mainly at either end of the 1800s, and this one forms a continuum through the 19th century. The book... Read More
Wallpaper sample in Die Tapete

Die Tapete

By Gustav E. Pazaurek. Stuttgart: Walter Hadecke Verlag, 1922.
Adoption Amount: $525   Adoption Type: Preserve for the Future
Library: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library

A curvy stripe pattern adorns the cover and several tipped in black and white and color images are included in this concise, and informative history of wallpaper and its uses by German art historian Gustav E. Pazaurek, the title of which translates to "The Wallpaper: Contribution to Your History and Aesthetic Rating." Pazaurek, known for his earlier books on aesthetics and taste, was an influential member of the Deutscher Werkbund (German Work Federation) - an association of artists, designers, architects and industrialists whose goal was to inspire good design and craftsmanship... Read More

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