CCA Libraries Object Collection
In collaboration with Mara Holt Skov, industrial design faculty, CCA libraries have assembled an Object Collection for use in the classroom. The intent is to create a collection of iconic objects representing a range of trends in design history, giving students an opportunity to study all the qualities of the objects: weight, materiality, ergonomic factors, etc.
The collection is still being developed. Currently there are two themed collections available for use:
Machine Art: based on the 1934 Machine Art exhibition at MoMA
This collection shows how industrially produced forms and materials have defined modern, machine age aesthetics. Items include:
Blobjects: Based on the 2005 exhibition Blobjects & Beyond: The New Fluidity in Design at the San Jose Museum