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tory of modern architecture, Princeton Uni- versity, assisted by Claudia Nahson, Morris & Eva Feld Curator, The Jewish Museum. Exhi- bition design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. About the Catalogue In conjunction with the exhibition, the Jewish Museum and Yale University Press are publishing a 288-page catalogue by Esther da Costa Meyer. This beautifully illustrated publication provides a revealing look at the French furniture designer and architect who was a pivotal figure in Modernism. Essays by leading scholars embrace the full scope of his invention, offering detailed analysis of indi- vidual projects, the interdisciplinary nature of his work, his place in the avant-garde of Paris between the wars, his Jewish identity, and his more recent reception. The book also situates his beautiful pieces in a fuller cultural con- text, accounting for his work for film and the- ater, his relationships with Jewish patrons, and his efforts to survive professionally while he was in exile in the U.S. during the 1940s. Featuring 285 color illustrations, the hard- cover book will be available worldwide and at the Jewish Museum’s Cooper Shop for $60.00. Telephone table (MB152) and Religieuse table lamp, c. 1924, designed by Pierre Chareau (French, 1883- 1950). Table: walnut and patinated wrought iron; 31 3⁄4 × 401⁄8 (extended) × 15 in. (80.5 × 102 × 38 cm). Lamp: walnut, patinated wrought iron, and alabaster; 161⁄8 in. (41 cm) high. Collection Dominique Suisse About the Jewish Museum Located on Museum Mile at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, the Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions de- voted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, offering intel- lectually engaging, educational, and provoca- tive exhibitions and programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of over 30,000 works of art, artifacts, and broadcast media reflect- ing global Jewish identity, and presents a di- verse schedule of internationally acclaimed temporary exhibitions. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City. For information on the Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at TheJewishMuseum.org. Installation view of the exhibition Pierre Chareau: Mod- ern Architecture and Design, November 4, 2016 – March 26, 2017, at The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo: Will Ragozzino/SocialShutterbug.com. Exhibition de- sign by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 79