This exhibit highlights the sample book "and other formats that contain examples of a product or technique ... [to] link together design, technology, and marketing. They have been used for more than 300 years for the merchandizing and recording of design alternatives in many areas of the decorative arts." Browse sections on samples for tableware, art tools and materials, interior decoration, and textiles. Includes a video and introductory essays. From the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.