Carnegie Mellon Architecture Professor Doug Cooper
Creates 2010 Calendar Featuring Images of Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH—Doug Cooper, the Andrew Mellon Professor of Architecture and renowned muralist at Carnegie Mellon University, has created a 2010 calendar titled "Doug Cooper's Pittsburgh." The calendar is a poster-sized (10" x 14") wall calendar that features 12 panoramic images of some of Pittsburgh's most iconic places and neighborhoods, including Forbes Field, the Jones and Laughlin Steel Mill, the Westinghouse Bridge, St. John's Church and Polish Hill. Typical of Cooper's work, the calendar's mural images combine elements from different time periods, such as positioning an old steel mill next to a scene of a present-day barbeque.
The calendars retail for $15 and are available through the online marketplace Etsy.com, and at various locations in the city, including the Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh bookstores, Top Notch Art Center, Joseph-Beth Bookstore, Penguin Bookshop and the Senator John Heinz History Center's Museum Store.
As a panoramic muralist, Cooper has created murals for Pittsburgh's Heinz History Center, the Philadelphia Courthouse, Carnegie Mellon's University Center, Seattle's King County Courthouse, Frankfurt's central market and the University of Rome. In 2008, Cooper created a mural that depicts the history of Qatar and the evolution of Doha into the modern-day city it has become. The mural is installed in the building Carnegie Mellon occupies in Qatar's Education City.
Pictured above is Doug Cooper, the Andrew Mellon Professor of Architecture.