Museum Publications

Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk

Silver to SteelAccompanying the first monographic museum exhibition of his life and work, this catalogue situates Peter Muller-Munk (1904–1967), a German-American émigré, as one of the most influential designers of his generation. It presents the untold story of his meteoric rise as a silversmith of luxury objects in New York, to a professorship in the first industrial design baccalaureate program in America at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, to his establishment of a prominent American design consultancy: Peter Muller-Munk Associates (PMMA).

This generously illustrated book begins with Muller-Munk’s family, background, and education in Berlin, and his immigration in 1926. It follows his career as a studio silversmith of modernist works and traces his transition from craft to industry, providing a context for his iconic industrial designs of the 1930s: the streamlined Normandie pitcher and the skyscraper-inspired Waring Blendor. The narrative continues with the revelation of his post–World War II works: products such as cameras, radios, power tools, and refrigerators, as well as total environments for gas stations, international expositions, and mass-transit vehicles, for prestigious clients that included Bell & Howell, Westinghouse, US Steel, Texaco, and Schick.

The compelling story of Muller-Munk’s life, and impressive legacy, is enlarged with colorful case studies of his firm’s contributions to wide-ranging aspects of midcentury life and culture.

By Rachel Delphia and Jewel Stern, with Catherine Walworth.

Hardcover; 9 x 11 inches; 208 pages with 171 illustrations; available from the CMOA Design Store and DelMonico Books; ISBN 978-3-7913-5463-7

Shannon Ebner: Auto Body Collision

Auto Body CollisionUsing photography as a language, Shannon Ebner (born 1971) examines the signs, symbols, letters, words and graphical icons we encounter in the world. Auto Body Collision documents Ebner's most recent ongoing project, a multipart series of photographs that began on a trip to Italy in 2014. Ebner has been collecting language taken from signs, seeking out repetitions of terms such as "Auto Body Collision" and "Automotive." In dissecting found language and coupling it with her own, Ebner establishes connections between the terms "auto," "body," "motive" and "collision." The themes of Ebner's new work include the circulatory and the network, performance and its relationship to the body, and collision, in terms both literal and conceptual.

Auto Body Collision, designed in collaboration with the artist, includes more than 150 never-before-published photographs, as well as essays by Alex Klein, Tina Kukielski, and Mark Owens.

This publication is a commission of Orphaned Images, a project within Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hillman Photography Initiative, curated by Tina Kukielski and Alex Klein.

Softcover; 272 pages; 176 color and black-and-white illustrations; available September 2016 from the CMOA Design Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-057-6

Duane Michals: Storyteller

Michals_220x220A self-taught photographer, Duane Michals broke away from established traditions of the medium during the 1960s. His messages and poems inscribed on the photographs, and his visual stories created through multiple images, defied the principles of the reigning practitioners of the form. Indeed, Michals considers himself as much a storyteller as a photographer. Accompanying a major traveling retrospective of his work, this book features Michals’s best-known early sequences, The Spirit Leaves the Body, Paradise Regained, and Chance Meeting—as well as works from later in his career such as The Bewitched Bee and Who is Sidney Sherman? Penetrating essays situate Michals within the history of 20th-century photography, explore the artist’s images of sexual identity and sensuality, examine his legacy today, and address the childlike aspects of his work—a theme that has never been widely examined. An annotated timeline of Michals’s biography includes rare archival materials and provides a unique glimpse into his life. Wide-ranging and timely, this volume offers a fresh appraisal of a popular artist who continues to create moving and experimental works that speak to a broad and evergrowing audience.

This volume of more than 75 original works will thrill Duane Michals aficionados, while introducing younger viewers to an innovative artist who redefined the role of the photograph in artistic expression.

Accompanying a retrospective of the pioneering photographer at Carnegie Museum of Art, November 2014–February 2015, and Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, March–June 2015.

Named by TIME Magazine and The Daily Beast as one of the top coffee table books of 2014!

Softcover and hardcover; 240 pages with 285 illustrations; Available from the CMOA Design Store and DelMonico Books; ISBN 978-3-7913-5370-8 (hardcover), 978-3-7913-6542-8 (softcover)

2013 Carnegie International

book coverThe 2013 Carnegie International at Carnegie Museum of Art celebrates art as play, experimentation and dissonance, welcoming difference as an alternative to the standardization of cultural production. A major exhibition of new international art, the survey also encompasses an experimental playground project, a display and examination of the museum’s permanent collection of postwar art, and a pioneering engagement with the city of Pittsburgh, putting the 2013 Carnegie International at the forefront of contemporary art and thinking. 

Organized by the curatorial team of Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers and Tina Kukielski, the catalogue provides rich background and lavish illustrations on each of the exhibition’s components—including never-before-published pictures of projects and artworks—with an expanded artist section that features original interviews and in-depth texts on specific works by 35 artists from 19 countries in Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East: Ei Arakawa/Henning Bohl, Phyllida Barlow, Yael Bartana, Sadie Benning, Bidoun Library, Nicole Eisenman, Lara Favaretto, Vincent Fecteau, Rodney Graham, Guo Fengyi, Wade Guyton, Rokni Haerizadeh, He An, Amar Kanwar, Dinh Q. Lê, Mark Leckey, Pierre Leguillon, Sarah Lucas, Tobias Madison, Zanele Muholi, Paulina Olowska, Pedro Reyes, Kamran Shirdel, Gabriel Sierra, Taryn Simon, Frances Stark, Joel Sternfeld, Mladen Stilinovi, Zoe Strauss, Henry Taylor, Tezuka Architects, Transformazium, Erika Verzutti and Joseph Yoakum.

This groundbreaking catalogue is edited by Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, Tina Kukielski, and with text by Amanda Donnan, Lauren Wetmore, Gabriela Burkhalter, and Robert Bailey. Accompanies exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, October 5, 2013–March 16, 2014. 

Softcover; 356 pages; Available from the CMOA Design Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-056-9

Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939

bookcover IMW3World’s fairs were the most important vehicles for debuting advancements in modern living. These renowned expositions were showcases and marketplaces for design on an international level, and they democratized design unlike any previous forum. Decorative arts were the physical manifestation of the progressive, economic, and technological ideals embodied in the fairs.

Accompanying a groundbreaking exhibition of decorative arts, Inventing the Modern World explores innovation and its effect on the creation of objects and modern life. Objects examined here not only illustrate inventive or revived fabrication techniques but also embody cross-cultural and cross-national influences, and reflect the significant nationalistic objectives and folkloric customs that shaped the competition inherent in the events. They also illuminate how the fairs became places where designers, makers, and consumers assembled to learn about other peoples and cultures, to make discoveries about craftsmanship and manufacturers, to appropriate ideas, and to acquire works.

Inventing the Modern World is lavishly illustrated with more than 200 examples of furniture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, jewelry, and textiles from private and public collections, primarily in America and Europe, many never before published or seen outside of their respective collections. This unprecedented volume, edited by Jason T. Busch and Catherine L. Futter, and with contributions by them and many other scholars, breaks new ground in the study of decorative arts. Accompanied exhibition at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, April 14–August 19, 2012, and Carnegie Museum of Art, October 13, 2012–February 24, 2013. 

Softcover and hardcover; 304 pages; Available from Skira Rizzoli Publications Inc.; ISBN 978-0-88039-055-2 

White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes

bookcover WCGMSpanning four continents and six countries, this book introduces “new art landscapes” that fuse architecture, the reuse of found structures, environmentalism, and artistic experimentation. Through words and pictures, readers explore six institutions—Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, USA; Stiftung Hombroich, near Neuss, Germany; Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Japan; Instituto Inhotim, near Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Jardín Botánico de Culiacán, Mexico; and Grand Traiano Art Complex, Grottaferrata, Italy—dedicated to the experience of culture and nature. Integrating vegetation and non-linear sequences of spaces, the sites offer multiple experiences enticing the visitor to circulate between and within buildings.

Iwan Baan, one of today’s most influential architectural photographers, thoughtfully documents each project. In addition to his stunning images, the sites are depicted with architects’ plans and sketches, historical photographs, and maquettes and sketches by key installation artists. Raymund Ryan’s insightful essay discusses important historical precedents and considers the defining characteristics of “new art landscapes” through descriptions of each of the projects. Brian O’Doherty offers an artist’s critical perspective, while Marc Treib situates the projects in the history of landscape design. Architects under consideration include such established masters as Tadao Ando and Álvaro Siza Vieira as well as emerging practices such as Tatiana Bilbao and Johnston Marklee. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, September 22, 2012–January 13, 2013.

Hardcover; 120 pages; Available from University of California Press; ISBN 978-0-520-27440-2 

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism Collection Highlights

bookcover impressionismCarnegie Museum of Art’s impressive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, prints, and works on paper has never before been presented as a group. More than simply a selection of highlights, this handbook weaves together objects from the collection to tell the stories of these innovative movements and the groundbreaking artists behind them, including Manet, Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Matisse. More than 75 entries exploring nearly 100 objects are punctuated by brief artist biographies that highlight themes of friendship, influence, and artistic exchange. Close visual analyses are supplemented by contextual illustrations to illuminate the place of these masterworks within the lager story of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Particularly rich holdings of works by Bonnard, Cassatt, Degas, and Pissarro allow for an examination of the development of their art across media and over time. This richly illustrated volume will be a delightful surprise for anyone new to Carnegie Museum of Art’s important collection. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, May 12–August 26, 2012.

Softcover; 178 pages; 149 color and black-and-white illustrations; Available from the CMOA Design Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-054-5 

Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History

bookcover teenieTeenie Harris grew up in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, a neighborhood once called “the crossroads of the world.” A serious photographer from the age of 18, he started his professional photographic career in 1937 when he opened a studio and began to take on freelance assignments. In 1941, Harris was appointed staff photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, the nation’s preeminent black newsweekly. His images were disseminated nationally through the Courier, and played a key role in how African Americans visualized themselves. His career with the Courier lasted until the mid-1970s, and his photos of the public personalities, events, and the daily lives of people in his neighborhood offer a historic outlook on this crucial period for black Americans.

Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History, which features a preface by Deborah Willis and significant essays by scholars Cheryl Finley, Laurence Glasco, and Joe Trotter, analyzes Harris as an artist for the first time. It explores the social and historical context of his photographs, and provides a detailed biography of the photographer whose archive of nearly 80,000 images is considered one of the most important documentations of 20th-century African American life. Harris’s work is explored through nearly 200 reproductions, including 100 plates of his signature images. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, October 29–April 7, 2012. 

Winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association 

Softcover and hardcover; 208 pages; 198 duotone illustrations; Available from the CMOA Design Store and University of Pittsburgh Press.

Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective

bookcover thekAn American sculptor, painter, and installation artist, Paul Thek (1933–1988) is primarily known for hyper-realistic works of human body parts executed in fleshlike beeswax and for his strongly symbolic, room-size installations constructed from transitory materials. A major figure on the 1960s New York art scene, Thek also spent time in Europe, where he paved the way for artists adopting collaborative strategies. Although he gained a large following and was featured in more than one hundred solo and group exhibitions, the anti-establishment artist’s artist was practically forgotten at the time of his death. Major exhibitions abroad and critical attention from younger artists have done much to revive his reputation, and Paul Thek: Diver expands on those efforts by bringing the artist’s resounding influence on the art world up to date.

Published to accompany Thek’s first retrospective in the United States, this landmark publication includes nearly 300 chronologically arranged illustrations of sculptures, paintings, prints, and other works featured in the exhibition as well as four special in-depth image sections focusing on key installations, projects, and pages from the artists journals. An extensive selection of documentary photographs, many never before published, illuminate Thek’s artistic aesthetic and production process. With a bibliography, exhibition history, and checklist of works in the exhibition, this overdue acknowledgment of Thek’s brief but broad-reaching career will be the authoritative volume on the artist for years to come. Co-authored by Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Lynn Zelevansky, Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Carnegie Museum of Art. Accompanied exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, October 21, 2010–January 9, 2011; Carnegie Museum of Art, February 5–May 1, 2010; and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, May 22–September 4, 2011.

Hardcover; 304 pages, 316 color and black-and-white illustrations. Available from the CMOA Design Store and Yale University Press; ISBN 978-0300-16595-1 

Andrey Avinoff: In Pursuit of Beauty

bookcover avinoffFrom the Russian court to the mountains of Tibet, and from the laboratories of Pittsburgh to the salons of Park Avenue, the extraordinary career of the artist and entomologist Andrey Avinoff (1884–1949) has never been surveyed in its entirety. Avinoff created a rich body of effusive, fantastical, Symbolist watercolor paintings that express yearnings both mystical and homoerotic, exploding beyond the strictures of his equally esteemed entomological research (“I bow to scientific fact until five o’clock, “ he once declared. “After that I may have other ideas”). Andrey Avinoff: In Pursuit of Beauty accompanies the first exhibition devoted to this visionary in more than 50 years. Incorporating botanical illustrations, Symbolist watercolors, apocalyptic scenes, dance subjects, and homoerotic drawings (many of which the artist made for his friend Alfred Kinsey), author Louise Lippincott elaborates the work through Avinoff’s identity as a gay man and situates him firmly within the culture of Russia’s bountiful “Silver Age.” Accompanies exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, February 26–August 28, 2011.

Softcover; 104 pages; 80 color illustrations. Available from the CMOA Design Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-053-8

Carnegie Museum of Art: Director’s Choice

bookcover directors choiceWhile most art museums founded at the turn of the century focused on collections of Old Masters, Andrew Carnegie envisioned a museum collection consisting of the “Old Masters of tomorrow.” Carnegie, thereby, founded what is arguably the first museum of modern art in the United States: Carnegie Museum of Art. Early acquisitions of works by such artists as Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler, and Camille Pissarro laid the foundation for a collection that today is distinguished in American art from the mid-19th century to the present, in French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and in significant late-20th-century works. Over the century, the museum has amplified is scope of interest to include European and American decorative arts from the late 17th century to the present as well as architect-designed objects and Asian and African art.

Written by director Lynn Zelevansky, this book offers a personal tour through the collection. Highlights from the museum’s extensive and diverse holdings include works by Marie Cassatt, Julia Margaret Cameron, Vincent van Gogh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Willem de Kooning, Marc Newson, and Bruce Nauman. Published 2010.

Softcover; 80 pages; 37 color illustrations. Available from the CMOA Design Store and Scala Publishers; ISBN 978-1-85759-653 3 

Carnegie Museum of Art: Decorative Arts and Design Collection Highlights

bookcover decartshighlightsCarnegie Museum of Art is renowned for its collection of decorative arts and design objects. This handbook presents, for the first time, the collection’s highlights, from early porcelain to Arts and Crafts furniture to contemporary turned wood. More than 100 illustrated entries detail almost 200 European and American objects from 1700 to the present. Included are ceramics, furniture, metalwork, and glass by noteworthy designers and manufacturers, such as Meissen, Tiffany, Herter Brothers, Marcel Breuer, Peter Voulkos, and Ron Arad. Also featured are the museum’s important holdings of early Western Pennsylvania furniture, innovatively designed chairs, and contemporary glass and aluminum objects. Published to mark the grand opening of the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries, Carnegie Museum of Art, November 21, 2009. 

Winner, 2011 Print Regional Design Annual, East

Softcover; 224 pages; 244 color illustrations. Available from the CMOA Design Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-052-1 


Modern Japanese Prints: The Twentieth Century

bookcover modjapprintsThis volume presents more than 1,000 exemplary 20th-century Japanese woodblock prints from the collection of Carnegie Museum of Art. Taken together, the collection reflects the stylistic movements, aesthetic directions, and historic changes of the past century. There is particular emphasis on two significant movements: sōsaku-hanga (creative prints), represented by in-depth selections by Hiratsuka Un’ichi, Onchi Kōshirō and Munakata Shikō; and shin-hanga (new prints), with works by Kawase Hasui and Hashiguchi Goyō. The museum also possesses several complete series of prints produced in such limited numbers that they are rarely seen today, including the One Hundred Views of New Tokyo, created between 1929 and 1932. An essay on the history and significance of the collection provides a brief introduction to Japanese printmaking in the twentieth century, making this illustrated guide an invaluable reference for researchers, curators, collectors, and general enthusiasts of Japanese art. Published 2009. 

Softcover; 200 pages; 1050 color illustrations. Available from the CMOA Design Store and  Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-049-1  

Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International

bookcover lifeonmarsThis cutting-edge volume gathers together a rich array of images and writings on the 40 artists from around the globe featured in Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International. Curator Douglas Fogle provides an essay on the exhibition’s theme: the important—but continually perplexing—question of what it means to be human in the world today. In addition to essays by Daniel Birnbaum, Richard Flood, Eungie Joo, and Chus Martinez, the catalogue includes entries on each of the featured artists and writings by artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Ryan Gander, Thomas Hirschhorn, Matthew Monahan, Rivane Neuenschwander, Thomas Schütte, Andro Wekua, and Haegue Yang. The innovative book design by COMA continues the tradition of graphic experimentation in International catalogues. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, May 3, 2008­–January 19, 2009. 

Hardcover; 440 pages; 168 color illustrations. Available from the CMOA Design Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-051-4  

Popular Salon of the People: Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 1910–2006

book cover popular salonMany of the most important artists who have lived and worked in Pittsburgh have been members of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh. This volume features work by notable artists—including Jonathan Borofsky, Raymond Cimboli, Aaron Gorson, John Kane, Marie Kelly, Malcolm Parcell, Philip Pearlstein, Samuel Rosenberg, and Andy Warhol—who have participated in the group’s annual exhibition since 1910. An essay by curator Vicky A. Clark explains the significance of the exhibition to artists’ careers both locally and nationally. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, November 3, 2007­–January 21, 2008. 

Softcover; 166 pages; 44 color and 16 black-and-white illustrations. Available from Associated Artists of Pittsburgh; ISBN 978-0-88039-050-7




Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America

bookcovervivavetroAmerican artists and designers have long looked to Venice, a preeminent glass center since the 16th century, for inspiration, traveling there to immerse themselves in traditional glass factory environments and work with Venetian masters. As the 1960s Studio Glass movement flourished, Venetian masters also traveled to America to learn. This book examines the links between Venetian and American artists through essays by Susanne K. Frantz and Matthew Kangas, covering early American designers (Robert Willson/Fucina degli Angeli); Americans in Venice (Dale Chihuly); chandeliers; Venetians in America (Lino Tagliapietra); and Venetian techniques. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, May 12–September 16, 2007.

Softcover; 204 pages; 123 color illustrations. Available from Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-048-4

Gritty Brits: New London Architecture

bookcover grittybritsGritty Brits: New London Architecture presents the work of a new generation of London-based architects intimately engaged with England’s contemporary urban condition: Adjaye/Associates, Caruso St. John Architects, FAT [Fashion Architecture Taste], muf, Níall McLaughlin Architects, and Sergison Bates architects. Designed by London-based Graphic Thought Facility, this sleek volume highlights 30 projects in or near London developed by the six innovative architectural practices, and includes writings by curator Raymund Ryan and noted essayist Iain Sinclair. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center, January 20–June 3, 2007. 

Softcover; 120 pages; 127 color illustrations; ISBN 978-0-88039-047-6

Luke Swank, Modernist Photographer

bookcover lukeswank2Luke Swank, Modernist Photographer is a comprehensive book dedicated to the life and work of Luke Swank, an important but forgotten pioneer of modernist photography. Incisive remarks by author Howard Bossen restore the artist to his place alongside contemporaries Bernice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans, and Edward Weston. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, November 5, 2005–February 5, 2006.

Hardcover; 248 pages; 205 duotone illustrations. Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Available from the
CMOA Design Store; ISBN 0-8229-4253-4 

Fierce Friends: Artists and Animals, 1750–1900

bookcover_fiercefriends2In his foreword, renowned zoologist Desmond Morris explains that authors Louise Lippincott and Andreas Blühm trace the way changes in human attitudes toward other species were reflected in the visual arts of the 18th and 19th centuries, “the period when ‘agricultural man’ was becoming ‘industrial man.’” This fascinating book encourages the reader to think about how humans and animals have interacted over time and to reexamine common beliefs and attitudes about animals. Accompanied exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, October 5, 2005–February 5, 2006, and Carnegie Museum of Art, March 26–August 27, 2006.  

Softcover; 160 pages; 123 color illustrations. Published by Merrill, in association with the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and Carnegie Museum of Art; ISBN 0-88039-046-8

Michael Maltzan: Alternate Ground

bookcovermaltzan2Michael Maltzan: Alternate Ground is the first monographic publication dedicated to the work of Michael Maltzan and his Los Angeles-based practice, Michael Maltzan Architecture. Maltzan is known for designs—from hillside houses in Los Angeles to MoMA QNS, Long Island City, to a parkland pavilion in Jinhua, China—that are animated and shaped by the movement of people through communal spaces, and communicate the relationship of external form to the landscape. Includes essays by curator Raymund Ryan, urban planner Mirko Zardini, and artist Ai Weiwei, and features 16 recent projects represented by full-color photographs, sectional views, models, renderings, and drawings. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center, February 12–June 12, 2005.  

Softcover; 220 pages; 185 color illustrations. Available from the CMOA Design Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 0-88039-045-X

Lebbeus Woods: Experimental Architecture

bookcover lebbeus2Widely considered one of the most innovative experimental architects working today, Lebbeus Woods combines an extraordinary mastery of drawing with an analysis of architectural and urban form and social and political conditions. In this volume, Woods narrates a sequence of projects, from 1990 to 2004, through which he investigated a consistent, if evolving, set of ideas and challenges. Karsten Harries places Woods’ work within a long tradition of resistance to architectural convention, while curator Tracy Myers analyzes the complex ideas in Woods’ oeuvre, weaving into the text a conversation with Woods that reveals the interplay of passion and intellect that informs and drives his work. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center, July 31, 2004–January 16, 2005.

Softcover; 56 pages; 17 color and 19 black-and-white illustrations; ISBN 0-88039-043-3

2004 Carnegie International

bookcover ci2004This catalogue features the works of 37 artists from around the globe represented in the 54th Carnegie International, including Tomma Abts, John Bock, Kathy Butterly, Paul Chan, Anne Chu, Rachel Harrison, Jim Lambie, Julie Mehretu, Ugo Rondinone, and Eva Rothschild, who employ a diverse range of media, from painting, sculpture, installation, and performance to film, video, animation, and ceramics. Includes an introduction by curator Laura Hoptman and essays by Gary Garrels, Midori Matsui, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Francesco Bonami, Elizabeth Smith, Jean-Pierre Mercier, Branka Stipancic, and Elizabeth Thomas. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, October 9, 2004–March 20, 2005.

Hardcover; 241 pages; 135 color and 40 duotone illustrations; ISBN 0-88039-044-1

Contemporary Directions: Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection

book cover contemporary directionsToledo art collectors Maxine and William Block acquired their first glass objects in 1988, and their collection grew to include more than 180 pieces by more than 110 artists. This book showcases the diverse range of their collection, which features important works by Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Richard Jolley, Dante Marioni, Ginny Ruffner, and Laura de Santillana. An essay by co-curators Sarah Nichols and Davira Taragin explores the scope and importance of the collection. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, April 6–July 7, 2002, and the Toledo Museum of Art, November 21, 2003–February 15, 2004.

Softcover; 96 pages; 63 color illustrations; ISBN 0-88039-043-5 




Folds Blobs + Boxes: Architecture in the Digital Era

bookcover foldblobsThis book details the evolution of architectural forms of the digital age, from their predigital beginnings through 18 avant-garde digitally designed projects by such renowned architects as Peter Eisenman, R. Buckminster Fuller, Douglas Garofalo, and Frank Gehry that are best described as smooth, supple, and morphed. Includes an essay by curator Joseph Rosa. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center, February 3– May 27, 2001.

Softcover; 56 pages; 66 color and 32 black-and-white illustrations; ISBN 0-88039-041-7



Light! The Industrial Age, 1750–1900

bookcover lightDuring the Industrial Revolution, the ways people understood and used light changed dramatically. This book, co-authored by Louise Lippincott and Andreas Blühm, chronicles the story of the development and cultural significance of light as reflected in the visual arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. The lushly illustrated catalogue conveys how innovations, discoveries, and inventions in art and science completely transformed lifestyles and perceptions. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, April 7–July 29, 2001, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, October 20, 2000–February 11, 2001.

Softcover; 272 pages; 195 color and 109 black-and-white illustrations. Published by Thames & Hudson; ISBN 0-88039-040-9

Aluminum by Design

bookcover auminumbydesignThis book details the design and cultural development of aluminum from the 1850s through the present, demonstrating how the metal’s properties of brilliance, strength, lightness, ductility, corrosion resistance, and ease of recycling have inspired some of the world’s greatest artists, designers, and engineers. It features works by such visionaries as Charles and Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, René Lalique, and Frank Lloyd Wright, explored in an introduction by curator Sarah Nichols and essays by design, architecture, and technology scholars Paola Antonelli, Dennis Doordan, Robert Friedel, Penny Sparke, and Craig Vogel. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, October 28, 2000–February 11, 2001.

Hardcover; 296 pages; 290 color and 95 duotone illustrations; ISBN 0-88039-039-5

Visions, Fragments, and Impressions: French Nineteenth-Century Drawings and Bronzes from the Collection of Herbert and Carol Diamond

book cover visions fragmentsThe collection of Herbert and Carol Diamond gathers together a rich array of drawings and small bronzes that highlight the varied styles practiced by French artists during the 19th century. Included are works by major artists, such as David d’Angers, Alexandre Charpentier, Edgar Degas, Paul Delaroche, Jean-François Raffaëlli, and Auguste Rodin. Aaron Scheon, professor of art history at the University of Pittsburgh, provides an accompanying essay. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, September 9, 2000–January 14, 2001.

Softcover; 24 pages; 18 color illustrations. 





Carnegie International 1999/2000

bookcover ci99This two-volume catalogue features the works of 40 artists from around the globe represented in the 53rd Carnegie International, including Franz Ackermann, Matthew Barney, Janet Cardiff, Thomas Demand, Alex Katz, Martin Kippenberger, Ernesto Neto, Laura Owens, Edward Ruscha, and Jeff Wall. Includes an introduction by curator Madeleine Grynsztejn, essays by Jonathan Crary, Jean Fisher, Saskia Sassen, and Slovaj Žižek, individual artist entries, and artist writings. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, November 6, 1999–March 26, 2000.

Softcover; volume I: 288 pages; 80 color and 55 duotone illustrations; volume II: 176 pages; 65 color illustrations.

Publications before 2000


Merchant Prince and Master Builder: Edgar J. Kaufmann and Frank Lloyd Wright 



Manchester: A Neighborhood Sketchbook 



Buky Schwartz: Videoconstructions 

Charles H. Carpenter, Jr.: The Odyssey of a Collector 

International Encounters: The Carnegie International and Contemporary Art, 1896–1996 

Pittsburgh Revealed: Photographs since 1850 



Andy Warhol: 1956–86, Mirror of His Times 

Carnegie International 1995 

The Carnegie Museum of Art Collection Highlights 

Celebrating 100 Years of The Carnegie in Pittsburgh 

A Hidden Treasure: Japanese Prints from the Carnegie Museum of Art 



The Andy Warhol Museum 

The Beal Collection of American Art 



Carnegie International 1991 

Christian Boltanski 



In the Watercolor Tradition: British Works on Paper from the Mellon Bank Collection 



American Landscape Video: The Electronic Groove  

Carnegie International  

Richard Deacon 



Pittsburgh Photography: A New Generation  

Ten Americans 



Carnegie International  

Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Collection Handbook 

Sean Scully 



American Drawings and Watercolors in the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute 

Seven New Artists: Pittsburgh Today 



Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, 1927–1944 

John Witch: Paintings and Drawings 

Carnegie International 



Directions in American Painting, 1875–1925: Works from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. John J. McDonough 

From Vienna to Pittsburgh: The Art of Henry Koerner 



100 Years of Western Art from Pittsburgh Collections 

William Conlon: Paintings, 1969–1981 


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