Row of book spines of recent CMOA publications.

Museum Publications

Michael Maltzan: Alternate Ground

Book cover reading 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. 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

2004 Carnegie International

Book cover titled 54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art. Includes a list of all featured artists.

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. The featured artists employ a diverse range of media, from painting, sculpture, installation, and performance to film, video, animation, and ceramics. The book 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 to March 20, 2005.

Hardcover; 241 pages; 135 color and 40 duotone illustrations; ISBN 0-88039-044-1

Lebbeus Woods: Experimental Architecture

Book cover reading 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 book, Woods narrates a sequence of projects he completed between 1990 and 2004, through which he investigated a consistent, if evolving, set of ideas and challenges. Karsten Harries places Woods’s work within a long tradition of resistance to architectural convention, while curator Tracy Myers analyzes the complex ideas in Woods’s 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 to January 16, 2005.

Softcover; 56 pages; 17 color and 19 black-and-white illustrations; ISBN 0-88039-043-3

Contemporary Directions: Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection

Book cover reading Contemporary Directions: Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection.

Toledo-based 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 to July 7, 2002; and the Toledo Museum of Art, November 21, 2003 to February 15, 2004.

Softcover; 96 pages; 63 color illustrations; ISBN 0-88039-043-5

Light! The Industrial Age, 1750–1900

Book cover reading Light! The Industrial Age 1750 to 1900. Art and Science, Technology, and Society.

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 to July 29, 2001; and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, October 20, 2000 to February 11, 2001.

Softcover; 272 pages; 195 color and 109 black-and-white illustrations. Published by Thames & Hudson; ISBN 0-88039-040-9