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Museum Publications

Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer

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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 to February 5, 2006.

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

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Fierce Friends: Artists and Animals, 1750–1900

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In this catalogue, authors Louise Lippincott and Andreas Blühm trace the changes in human attitudes toward other species, and how those changes were reflected in the visual arts of the 18th and 19th centuries, “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 to February 5, 2006; and Carnegie Museum of Art, March 26 to 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

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Michael Maltzan: Alternate Ground

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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. From hillside houses in Los Angeles to MoMA QNS, Long Island City, to a parkland pavilion in Jinhua, China, Maltzan’s designs 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 to June 12, 2005.

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