Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

by Richard D. Marshall

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This retrospective monograph is the culmination of a longstanding collaboration between independent curator and critic Marshall and American artist Ed Ruscha (b. 1937), whose star is again on the rise. Marshall wastes no time delving into Ruscha's emergence on the West Coast pop art scene in the 1960s, linking his approach with that of contemporaries like David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, John Baldessari, and Andy Warhol as he traces the complex arc of Ruscha's prolific and still lively career. Ruscha's paintings, sketches, photographs, and screenprints-and their deadpan messages-remain front and center throughout this hefty and handsome catalog. Marshall's eight brief essays, discussing artist's books, language, historical perspectives, medium, landscape, and influence, never encroach on the bountiful images, including reproductions from Ruscha's humorous and lesser-known book projects. While Ed Ruscha offers a broad overview more than specific formal analysis, it still manages to honor and enrich the work of an important figure in 20th-century American culture. This is the most concise and up-to-date survey available on the artist, covering the broadest range of his career, and is therefore recommended for general libraries or as a starting point for more serious research.-Prudence Peiffer, Cambridge, MA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Phaidon Press
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10.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.00(d)
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13 - 18 Years

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