White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes
Spanning 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. Accompanies exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, September 22, 2012–January 13, 2013.
Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939
World’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. Incredibly diverse but all representing the pinnacle of scientific and artistic achievements of their time, these extraordinary creations range from a monumental 1850s Gothic Revival cabinet to a streamlined glass chair from 1939, to masterpieces of jewelry and objects in glass, silver, porcelain, and precious stones by Baccarat, Tiffany, Gorham, Cartier, and Sèvres. Complementing these objects are many period photographs and illustrations that provide a fascinating glimpse into the fairs and show how numerous exhibitors displayed and promoted their wares. 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. Accompanies 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 the Carnegie Museum of Art bookstore and Skira-Rizzoli Publications Inc.
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism Collection Highlights
Carnegie 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. Accompanies exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, May 12–August 26, 2012.
Softcover; 178 pages; 149 color and black-and-white illustrations; Available from the Carnegie Museum of Art bookstore and Distributed Art Publishers.
Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History
Teenie 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. Accompanies 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
Paul Thek: Diver, A Retrospective
An 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.
Winner of a 2011 “IPPY” Independent Voice Award from Independent Publisher
Andrey Avinoff: In Pursuit of Beauty
From 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.” Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, February 26–August 28, 2011.
Winner of a 2012 “IPPY” Fine Arts Book Award from Independent Publisher. Flip through some of the pages at Glue + Paper.
Softcover; 104 pages; 80 color illustrations. Available from Distributed Art Publishers and the Carnegie Museum of Art bookstore.
Carnegie Museum of Art: Director’s Choice
Carnegie Museum of Art: Decorative Arts and Design Collection Highlights
Carnegie 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 Distributed Art Publishers and the Carnegie Museum of Art bookstore.
Modern Japanese Prints: The Twentieth Century
This volume presents more than 1,000 exemplary twentieth-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.
Softcover; 200 pages; 1050 color illustrations. Available from Distributed Art Publishers and the Carnegie Museum of Art bookstore.
Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International
This 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 Distributed Art Publishers and the Carnegie Museum of Art bookstore.
Popular Salon of the People: Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, 1910–2006
Many 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 the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.
Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America
American 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. Sold out.
Gritty Brits: New London Architecture
Gritty 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. Sold out.
Luke Swank, Modernist Photographer
Luke 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 at the Carnegie Museum of Art bookstore and bookstores everywhere.
Fierce Friends: Artists and Animals, 1750–1900
In 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. Available at the Carnegie Museum of Art bookstore and bookstores everywhere.
Michael Maltzan: Alternate Ground
Michael 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 Distributed Art Publishers and the Carnegie Museum of Art bookstore.
Lebbeus Woods: Experimental Architecture
Widely 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. Sold out.
2004 Carnegie International
This 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. Catalogue is out of print.
Contemporary Directions: Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection
Toledo 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. Catalogue is out of print.
Folds Blobs + Boxes: Architecture in the Digital Era
This 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. Sold out.
Light! The Industrial Age, 1750–1900
During 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. Catalogue is out of print.
Aluminum by Design
This 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. Catalogue is out of print.
Visions, Fragments, and Impressions: French Nineteenth-Century Drawings and Bronzes from the Collection of Herbert and Carol Diamond
The 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. Available at the Carnegie Museum of Art bookstore.
Carnegie International 1999/2000
This 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. Available at the Carnegie Museum of Art bookstore.
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
In the Watercolor Tradition: British Works on Paper from the Mellon Bank Collection
American Landscape Video: The Electronic Groove
Pittsburgh Photography: A New Generation
Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Collection Handbook
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
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
Please direct inquiries to Jerry Farber, Book & Media Buyer, Carnegie Museum of Art Store, 412.622.3230.