Jonathan Lippincott studied studio art and art history at Swarthmore College, graduating in 1989. During the next few years, he worked at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as a cook and handyman, at the Yale University Art Gallery as an art handler, and as a dessert baker in Providence, RI. He moved to New York City in 1993 to begin work in publishing, and a year later joined Farrar, Straus and Giroux, where he is now design manager. Since 2000 he has also worked independently as art director and designer on a range of illustrated books about architecture, landscape, and fine art. His primary client has been Library of American Landscape History, where he now also serves as assistant director. He is the author of Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s, and the forthcoming monograph, Robert Murray: Sculpture, which will be published in January 2019.

Oct. 1994–present: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY
11/96–present: 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–present:  Library of American Landscape History (LALH), Amherst, MA
Assistant director. 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

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

Large Scale: Selections from the Archive of Sculpture Fabricator LIppincott, Inc.
August 17–September 28, 2018. Lecture on September 12.
Exhibition at the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Library, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, presenting catalogs, postcards, advertisements, books, and other ephemera from the sculpture fabricator Lippincott, Inc. My lecture discussed 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
Exhibition of sculptures, paintings and drawings
FXCollaborative Gallery
22 West 19th Street, 11th floor
New York, NY 10011

The Design of Books, by Jonathan D. Lippincott
August 28–September 29, 2017. Lecture on September 20.
Exhibition and lecture at the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Library, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 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
Chromatic Space presents a broad range of works by American Abstract Artists and invited guests, in celebration of the organization’s 80th anniversary.



“Chromatic Space: An exhibition of works by American Abstract Artists.” Pamphlet with a short essay.
Exhibition curated by Jonathan D. Lippincott, at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, September 22–November 5, 2016.

“Billy Klüver and Experiments in Art and Technology.” Tether: A Journal of Art, Literature and Culture, issue 2, 2016. 152–170.

Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010.


“George Sugarman”

“The Art and Life of Mark di Suvero”

“The Designed Landscape: An Interview with Carol Betsch”

“Deluxe Quixote”  
“A Week in Culture: Jonathan Lippincott, Designer”

“James Rosati: The Move to Large Scale” Rosati-The-Move-to-Large-Scale

“Clement Meadmore” Meadmore-s-Awakening

“Large Scale: Lippincott, Inc.”


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

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