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
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
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