Published by Cranbrook Art Museum, 2011
Edited with text by Gregory Wittkopp
Essays by Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Jana Cephas, Christopher K. Ho, Reed Kroloff, Sarah Turner, and Emily Zilber
Book design by Satoru Nihei
Softcover, 8 x 10 inches
156 pages, full color
No Object is an Island: New Dialogues with the Cranbrook Collection was published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name that celebrated the reopening of the expanded and renovated Cranbrook Art Museum. In this publication, the work of 50 leading contemporary artists and designers are thematically paired with an equal number of objects from Cranbrook’s outstanding permanent collection of 20th- and 21st-century art and design: A Nick Cave soundsuit presents a dialogue with bed hangings by Arts and Crafts master May Morris. A conceptual partnership that Maarten Baas projects between himself and Marc Newson meets a very real early collaboration of Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames. And Whitney Biennalist Tony Mattelli’s hyperrealist sculpture, The Hunter, faces off with one of fellow sculptor Kate Clark’s ravishing taxidermy beasts with a human face.
Featured artists include Acid Washed, Maarten Baas, Jo Baer, Richard Barnes, Hernan Bas, Florence Schust Knoll Bassett, Harry Bertoia, Randy Bolton, Anthony Burrill, Susan Goethel Campbell, Jennifer Catron, Nick Cave, John Chamberlain, Nicole Cherubini, Kate Clark, Liz Cohen, Terry Conrad, John Coplans, Richard De Vore, Niels Diffrient, Mark Dombrosky, Jean Dubuffet, John Dunivant, Charles Eames, Elliott Earls, Iris Eichenberg, Jean Eschmann, John Falley, Ed Fella, Samantha Fields, Beverly Fishman, Shannon Goff, Waylande Gregory, Maija Grotell, Ann Hamilton, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Christopher K. Ho, Gregory Holm, Jenny Holzer, Matthew Day Jackson, Jesper Just, Scott Klinker, Paul Kotula, Moonjoo Lee, Sol LeWitt, Greg Lynn, Agnes Martin, William Massie, Tony Matelli, Katherine McCoy, Heather McGill, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Carl Milles, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Marilyn Minter, Anne Mondro, May Morris, Brittany Nelson, George Nelson, Mark Newport, Gordon Newton, Katherine Nguyen, Satoru Nihei, Object Orange, Jae Sae Jung Oh, Paul Outlaw, Rembrandt Peale, Pewabic Pottery, Paul Plowman, Monica Ponce de Leon, Dorothea Prühl, Matthew Radune, rAndom International, Hani Rashid, Robert Rauschenberg, Bridget Riley, Dorothea Rockburne, James Rosenquist, Ed Rossbach, Anders Ruhwald, Joey Ruiter, Eero Saarinen, Eliel Saarinen, Orapun Sarasalin Schafer, Dana Schutz, Zoltan Sepeshy, Mary Smull, Frank Stella, Mary Chase Perry Stratton, Marianne Strengell, James Surls, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Robert Turek, Corine Vermeulen, Massimo Vignelli, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and Anne Wilson.