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Video: Konstantin Grcic Talks with Curator Zoe Ryan
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Designer Konstantin Grcic, in conversation with curator Zoë Ryan, discusses industrial design, the creative process, and his recent Art Institute exhibition, Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design...
Video: Konstantin Grcic Talks with Curator Zoe Ryan
Audio Lecture: The English Arts and Crafts Movement and the Cotswolds
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British scholar Mary Greensted discusses why Arts and Crafts designers such as Morris, Gimson, and Ashbee deserted city life in favor of the rural Cotswolds. This event is presented in support of the...
Audio Lecture: The English Arts and Crafts Movement and the Cotswolds
Video: Inside the Augsburg Cabinet
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This elaborately veneered ebony and ivory cabinet from the 17th century holds many secrets. Now, through the magic of animation, viewers are granted a glimpse of the hidden interiors. When the door...
Video: Inside the Augsburg Cabinet
Video: The Sideboard Gets a Facelift
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By the time it was rediscovered, this sideboard had suffered years of neglect and needed a lot of attention. This video details the painstaking techniques our conservators used to restore it and...
Video: The Sideboard Gets a Facelift
Video: Marquetry and Inlay in the Making
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In this video, master marquetry artisan Patrice Lejeune reproduces a rose design from one of the drawers of the Art Institute's David Roentgen desk. In this technique, small segments of different...
Video: Marquetry and Inlay in the Making
Video: Chinoiserie Secretary Cabinet
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As a result of the series of trade routes known as the Silk Road, Europeans had long been fascinated with goods from East Asia. Trade in Chinese and Japanese silks, porcelains, and lacquer, which had...
Video: Chinoiserie Secretary Cabinet
Video: English Center Table
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Folding tables were invented long before Ikea started selling them. This one, with its elaborately carved border on all four sides, was made in England over 250 years ago. It has a very unusual form...
Video: English Center Table
Video: Stenciling Techniques
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A stencil is a flat sheet of metal or thick paper into which letters or patterns have been cut. Stenciling, the process in which ink or paint is applied through the perforations and which allows...
Video: Stenciling Techniques

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