Clifford Ross

Through the Looking Glass

Clifford Ross. With an Essay by Paul Goldberger

Clifford Ross

Clifford Ross. With an Essay by Paul Goldberger

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers


With an Essay by Paul Goldberger

Including a dialogue with Mack Scogin, Merrill Elam, Michael Mayer and Clifford Ross

176 pages | 108 color plates, 13 halftones | 11 x 11 | © 2013
Cloth $49.95 ISBN: 9783777453019 Published June 2013 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only

Much like Alice Liddell in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, multimedia artist Clifford Ross looks beyond the natural world to uncover another world bound only by the imagination, in which images are reversed and landscapes reimagined in ravishing color. A digital visionary, Ross uses methods old and new to produce exceptionally beautiful and radically redesigned conceptions of reality.

In 2009, Ross was commissioned in collaboration with the fine art manufacturers at Franz Mayer of Munich to create a monumental public art project for the US Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas. The culmination of this collaboration is a colorful twenty-eight-foot-square stained glass wall with built-in hydraulic doors opening into a large event space. This book documents the long process, which brought together architects, engineers, craftsmen, and government officials and combined centuries-old construction techniques with twenty-first-century digital technology.

With one hundred full-color illustrations from all phases of the wall’s design and construction, ranging from photographs to pencil sketches and computer renderings, this book charts the creation of a modern monument.



      District Judge Lee Yeakel, Magistrate Judge Andrew Austin

The Austin Wall / No Introduction

      Clifford Ross

Essay by Paul Goldberger

Through the Looking Glass: A Dialogue

      Clifford Ross, Michael Mayer, Mack Scogin, Merrill Elam

Natural Landscape

Digital Landscape

Structural Design

Reimagining Stained Glass


The Austin Wall




For more information, or to order this book, please visit
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from Hirmer Publishers. RSS Feed