Over 100 years of history
Within R & Company we hold an important and extensive non-circulating library and archival collection, covering the history of art, design, and architecture from circa 1900 to the present. The general library includes many rare and out-of-print titles, with specialties in international design overviews from 1950-60, period pamphlets and catalogues from significant moments in twentieth-century design, such as the MoMA “Good Design” exhibitions, and a wide range of publications related to Scandinavian design, Brazilian design, and Italian radical design. In the archives and special collections, R & Company holds a significant range of material, such as the estate of Greta Magnusson Grossman; a drawings collection with original works by Sergio Rodrigues, Wendell Castle, and Joaquim Tenreiro; a vast collection of periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from the personal library of Sergio Rodrigues; an AV media collection, and many other rare resources and ephemera related to the history of modern design.
Archival appointments can be made for researchers by special arrangement.
Please contact Michelle Jackson-Beckett for reference assistance or to make an appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, the Library and Archives department of R & Company is unable to accommodate walk-in visitors or unconfirmed appointment requests.