SoA professor Douglas Cooper to present his newest book Knowing and Seeing as part of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures on Thursday 21 November. The free made local event is presented in partnership with Carnegie Museum of Art, University of Pittsburgh Press, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Presents Douglas Cooper
Thursday 21 November | 6:00pm | CMoA Theater
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In Knowing and Seeing, Douglas Cooper reflects on his long career as a muralist in various cities around the world. Part memoir and part an examination of his art, Cooper looks back on fifty years of drawing cities.
Though the core ideas of his work began in Pittsburgh, Cooper has exhibited work and produced murals, up to 200 feet long, in Cologne, Rome, San Francisco, Seattle, Qatar, Frankfurt, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, DC. Knowing and Seeing features personal essays and more than 240 color images, including early Christian and Renaissance paintings as well as contemporary murals and other illustrations of Cooper’s unique work. Cooper teaches hand drawing at the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University.
A book signing will follow the lecture. The author’s current book will be available for sale from White Whale Bookstore.