Jonathan D. Lippincott is the author of two books, the monograph Robert Murray: Sculpture, and Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s. He has written about art for The Paris Review DailyOn-Verge, and Tether: A Journal of Art, Literature, and Culture. He has curated shows including Chromatic Space, the eightieth-anniversary exhibition for American Abstract Artists, at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center in New York City, and Celestial and Terrestrial, at the New Arts Program in Kutztown, PA.
Jonathan is the publisher of the non-profit Library of American Landscape History, the leading publisher of books that advance the study and practice of American landscape architecture. He also works independently as art director and designer on illustrated books about fine art, architecture, landscape, and design. He lives in New York City.
July 2019—present: Library of American Landscape History, Amherst, MA

Oct. 1994–May 2019: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY
11/96–5/19: Design Manager
Design and layout of interiors and jackets
Photo editing and layout of inserts and books with art throughout
Design of reader’s editions, catalogues, journal ads, and postcards
Managing freelance designers and illustrators

10/95–11/96: Assistant Production Manager
Design of new titles, reprints and offsets
Trafficking titles from ms to bound book
Creating estimates and schedules

10/94–10/95: Production Assistant
Managing backlist

Sept. 1993–Oct. 1994: Voyager, New York, NY
Design, layout and editorial content of cd-roms and Electronic Books
2006–2009:   Norton Professional Books, Architecture & Design, New York, NY 
Art direction, design and layout of jackets and interiors

2001–2019:  Library of American Landscape History (LALH), Amherst, MA
Art direction, design and layout of jackets and interiors.


Arthur Ross Award for History and Publishing (with LALH)
AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers
New York Book Show

Robert Murray: The Working Models
January 12–April 12, 2020
Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 W Brown Deer Road
River Hills, WI 53217
Exhibition of working models for large scale sculptures, from throughout Murray's career

Robert Murray: Landscape and Abstraction
July 31–September 6, 2019
The Flatiron Project Space
SVA Visual and Critical Studies Department
133/141 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
Exhibition of abstract paintings and prints insprired by the landscape as seen from the air. 

Celestial and Terrestrial: Works by Victoria Burge and Robert Murray
March 15–April 28, 2019
New Arts Program
173 West Main Street,
Kutztown, PA 19530
Exhibition of paintings and prints exploring natural phenomena of the earth and sky as a point of departure for abstract art.

Large Scale: Selections from the Archive of Sculpture Fabricator LIppincott, Inc.
August 17–September 28, 2018. Lecture on September 12.
Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Library
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Exhibition presenting catalogs, postcards, advertisements, books, and other ephemera from the archive of sculpture fabricator Lippincott, Inc. Lecture discusses the history of the fabricator, presenting photos of the artists at work, and the ways that the ephemera inspired both the layout and the content of my book, Large Scale

Robert Murray: Working Models and Works on Paper
February 15–March 23, 2018
FXCollaborative Gallery
22 West 19th Street, 11th floor
New York, NY 10011
Exhibition of sculptures, paintings and drawings

The Design of Books, by Jonathan D. Lippincott
August 28–September 29, 2017. Lecture on September 20.
Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Library
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Lecture and exhibition covering my twenty-plus years of book design, with projects from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, W. W. Norton, and Library of American Landscape History.

Chromatic Space: An exhibition of works by American Abstract Artists
September 22–November 5, 2016
Shirley Fiterman Art Center
81 Barclay Street
New York, NY 10007
Chromatic Space presents a broad range of works by American Abstract Artists and invited guests, in celebration of the organization’s 80th anniversary.


Venues that have hosted me to speak on Large Scale:

192 Books, New York, NY
Ada Books, Providence, RI
American Book Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Earlham College, Richmond, IN
Independent Curators International, New York, NY
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN 
Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukie, WI
Maker Faire, New York, NY
Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, University Park, IL
New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, CT
New York Public Library, New York, NY
OCAD University, Toronto, ON
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Lecture at the Lynden Sculpture Garden


Art 21 magazine, interview by Richard McCoy lippincott/#.WJ4SgRCjPON

500 Words with Art Forum


Summer 1993:  Radcliffe Publishing Course, Cambridge, MA
1985–1989:       Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
                          BA in Studio Art and Art History
1981–1985:       Hopkins School, New Haven, CT