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
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
This book details the evolution of architectural forms of the digital age, from their predigital beginnings through 18 avant-garde digitally designed projects by such renowned architects as Peter Eisenman, R. Buckminster Fuller, Douglas Garofalo, and Frank Gehry that are best described as smooth, supple, and morphed. Includes an essay by curator Joseph Rosa.
Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center, February 3 to May 27, 2001.
Softcover; 56 pages; 66 color and 32 black-and-white illustrations; ISBN 0-88039-041-7
This book details the design and cultural development of aluminum from the 1850s through the present, demonstrating how the metal’s properties of brilliance, strength, lightness, ductility, corrosion resistance, and ease of recycling have inspired some of the world’s greatest artists, designers, and engineers. It features works by such visionaries as Charles and Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, René Lalique, and Frank Lloyd Wright, explored in an introduction by curator Sarah Nichols and essays by design, architecture, and technology scholars Paola Antonelli, Dennis Doordan, Robert Friedel, Penny Sparke, and Craig Vogel.
Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, October 28, 2000 to February 11, 2001.
Hardcover; 296 pages; 290 color and 95 duotone illustrations; ISBN 0-88039-039-5