Row of book spines of recent CMOA publications.

Museum Publications

Folds Blobs + Boxes: Architecture in the Digital Era

Book cover reading Fields, Blobs, and Boxes: Architecture in the Digital Era. Heinz Architectural Center Books.

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

Aluminum by Design

Book cover reading Aluminum by Design

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