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Museum Publications

Decorative Arts and Design Collection Highlights

Book cover that reads Decorative Arts and Design Collection Highlights, Carnegie Museum of Art

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 the CMOA Store and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-052-1

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Modern Japanese Prints: The Twentieth Century

Book cover that reads Modern Japanese Prints

This 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 20th 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 the CMOA Design Store and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-049-1