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Guide to the Mariette Cassels student notebooks, probably 1930-1931

Collection Overview

Repository

Kellen Design Archives

Collection Identifier

KA.0076

Creator

Cassels, Mariette

Title

Mariette Cassels student notebooks, probably 1930-1931

Extent

0.8 linear ft: 13 binders

Summary

The collection consists of eight notebooks kept by Mariette Cassels (1905-1993) while studying in the Paris Ateliers of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons The New School for Design) in 1930-1931. Includes lecture notes, photographs, postcards, clippings and sketches of furniture and decorative moldings.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Mariette Cassels student notebooks, KA.0076, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

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Biographical note

Marriette Cassels Winship studied Interior Architecture and Decoration at the Paris Ateliers of the New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now, Parsons The New School for Design) from 1930 to 1931. She received her diploma in March 1931. While in Europe, she embarked on a course of study that focused on class tours to châteaux, cathedral towns, and various provinces in France.

Mariette Cassels Winship died in 1993.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of Mariette Cassels' eight student notebooks comprised of clip books, lecture notes and a report created from class field trips to the châteaux of France in the summer of 1930. Three watercolor renderings of decorative pieces, printed ephemera and postcards supplement the notebooks.

The clip books, consisting of notes, sketches, photographs and clippings, illustrate and explore the decorative trends of the following periods: Louis XIV, XV, XVI, Directoire/Empire, Restoration/Victorian and Modern.

The lecture notes cover the history and evolution of furniture and interior decoration from the first half of the seventeenth century as well as the Louis XV and XVI periods.

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Administrative Information

Will Edmiston in 2010; initial processing by Anne Kumer in 2005.

Publication Information

Kellen Design Archives - September 15, 2010

66 5th Ave./
lobby level
New York, NY, 10011
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], Mariette Cassels student notebooks, KA.0076, box __, folder __, New School Archives and Special Collections, The New School, New York, New York.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Please contact archivist@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives. Please contact: archivist@newschool.edu.

Custodial History note

Donated to Parsons School of Design by Mrs. Paul V. Land before the establishment of the New School Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Internal transfer, 1994.

External Support

The processing of this collection was supported in part by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust.

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Related Materials

Researchers may also want to consult the New School Archives' additional holdings of student work from the Interior Design Department to gain perspective on interior design education in Parsons School of Design academic departments, programs and schools collection (pre-2009 accessions) (PC.02.01.01) and Parsons School of Design academic departments, programs and schools (PC.02.01.02).

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Keywords for Searching Related Subjects

Corporate Name(s)

  • Paris Ateliers.

Genre(s)

  • Clip books.
  • Lecture notes.
  • Manuscripts.
  • Notebooks.
  • Photographs.
  • Renderings.
  • Sketches.
  • Student projects.

Subject(s)

  • Design -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris.
  • France -- Description and travel.
  • Furniture design -- United States -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
  • Interior decoration rendering.
  • Interior decoration -- Study and teaching -- France -- 20th century.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder Box
Decorative styles clip book 
Louis XV 
Binder 2-3
Louis XVI 
Binder 4-5
k_9 4
Directoire/Empire 
Binder 5-6
k_9 4
Restoration/Victorian 
Binder 7
Modern 
Binder 7-9
k_9 4
Lecture notes 
Binder 9-11
k_9 4
Châteaux clip book 
Binder 12
Renderings 
Binder 13
Printed ephemera and postcards 
Binder 13

Collection Guide Last Updated: 10/25/2016

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