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
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 to January 19, 2009.
Hardcover; 440 pages; 168 color illustrations. Available from the CMOA Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-051-4
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 to 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
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, Americans in Venice, chandeliers, Venetians in America, and Venetian techniques.
Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, May 12 to 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 presents the work of a new generation of London-based architects intimately engaged with England’s contemporary urban condition. Designed by London-based Graphic Thought Facility, this sleek volume highlights 30 projects in or near London developed by 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 to June 3, 2007.
Softcover; 120 pages; 127 color illustrations; ISBN 978-0-88039-047-6