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
The Dispatch, to be published in February 2019, will document the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018 through photographs, a checklist, and reflections by curator Ingrid Schaffner, along with other contributors. In addition, it will explore the relevance of an international exhibition today, presenting studies and artists’ thoughts on the continued significance of these exhibitions.
The Dispatch is the second of two publications for the International. The Guide, which accompanies the exhibition, is available now from the CMOA Store.