Countdown to Gift Giving 2012: Day 13

detroit disassembled

Exhibition catalogues are a great way for you to both revisit your favorite exhibitions and share them with friends and family who may have missed them.

Detroit Disassembled: Photographs by Andrew Moore provides vivid reproductions of the images from the popular exhibition of the same name. Named one of the top picks for books in the 2010 New York Times Holiday Gift Guide, it is now in its third printing.

The Penland Book of Glass: Master Classes in Flamework Techniques offers stunning photographs, brilliant essays and systematic lessons from Paul Stankard and his Penland School of Crafts contemporaries.

Ray Turner: Population offers vibrant reproductions of the California artist’s oil paint on glass portraits of a wide cross- section of people from across the country. Included in the exhibition, featured at the museum during the first half of 2012, were portraits of University Park and downtown Akron residents

Pattern ID highlights a trend amongst contemporary artists to use pattern and dress as a language communicating who they are and where they come from. The catalogue features 15 artists of diverse origins who have seized on pattern and dress as powerful visual connectors between themselves, their histories and their audiences and includes work from the museum’s collection.

Also available are two catalogues of the autobiographical photography of Bea Nettles, whose work was on view at the museum earlier this year.



Penland Book of Glass