Row of book spines of recent CMOA publications.

Museum Publications

Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer

Book cover that reads Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer

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

Book cover that reads Fierce Friends: Artists and Animals, 1750-1900

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

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