Decorative Arts and Design Collection Highlights

Book cover that reads Decorative Arts and Design Collection Highlights, Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art is renowned for its collection of decorative arts and design objects. This handbook presents, for the first time, the collection’s highlights, from early porcelain to Arts and Crafts furniture to contemporary turned wood. More than 100 illustrated entries detail almost 200 European and American objects from 1700 to the present. Included are ceramics, furniture, metalwork, and glass by noteworthy designers and manufacturers, such as Meissen, Tiffany, Herter Brothers, Marcel Breuer, Peter Voulkos, and Ron Arad. Also featured are the museum’s important holdings of early Western Pennsylvania furniture, innovatively designed chairs, and contemporary glass and aluminum objects.

Published to mark the grand opening of the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries, Carnegie Museum of Art, November 21, 2009.

Winner, 2011 Print Regional Design Annual, East

Softcover; 224 pages; 244 color illustrations. Available from the CMOA Store and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-052-1