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.