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