In his newest book Knowing and Seeing, Douglas Cooper reflects on his long career as a muralist in cities around the world. Part memoir and part examination of his art, Cooper looks back on fifty years of drawing cities.
Though the core ideas of his work began in Pittsburgh, Cooper has exhibited work and produced murals, up to 200 feet long, in Cologne, Rome, San Francisco, Seattle, Qatar, Frankfurt, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, DC. Knowing and Seeing features personal essays and more than 240 color images. Cooper teaches hand drawing at the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University.