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Various Small Books

Author : Phil Taylor, Art
ISBN : 0262018772
Genre : Art
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In the 1960s and 1970s, the artist Ed Ruscha created a series of small photo-conceptual artist's books, among them Twentysix Gas Stations, Various Small Fires, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Real Estate Opportunities, and A Few Palm Trees. Featuring mundane subjects photographed prosaically, with idiosyncratically deadpan titles, these "small books" were sought after, collected, and loved by Ruscha's fans and fellow artists. Over the past thirty years, close to 100 other small books that appropriated or paid homage to Ruscha's have appeared throughout the world. This book collects ninety-one of these projects, showcasing the cover and sample layouts from each along with a description of the work. It also includes selections from Ruscha's books and an appendix listing all known Ruscha book tributes. These small books revisit, imitate, honor, and parody Ruscha in form, content, and title. Some rephotograph his subjects: Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Forty Years Later. Some offer a humorous variation: Various Unbaked Cookies (which concludes, as did Ruscha's Various Small Fires, with a glass of milk), Twentynine Palms (twenty-nine photographs of palm-readers' signs). Some say something different: None of the Buildings on Sunset Strip. Some reach for a connection with Ruscha himself: 17 Parked Cars in Various Parking Lots Along Pacific Coast Highway Between My House and Ed Ruscha's. With his books, Ruscha expanded the artist's field of permissible subjects, approaches, and methods. With VARIOUS SMALL BOOKS, various artists pay tribute to Ed Ruscha and extend the legacy of his books.
Category: Art

Ed Ruscha And Photography

Author : Sylvia Wolf
ISBN : UOM:39015060092163
Genre : Photography
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Since the beginning of Ed Ruscha's career in the late 1950s, photography has been both an inspiration and a source of discovery. This volume thoroughly traces Ruscha's engagement with photography and reveals how his photographic works shed new light on his career as a whole. In preparing this volume and the related exhibition, the artist has worked closely with Whitney Museum curator Sylvia Wolf to share his artistic process and reveal the importance of photography to his art in other mediums. Wolf remarks, "Ed Ruscha's books are among the most original achievements in the art of the 1960s and 1970s, and are the photographic works he is most known for. There have, however, been pictures tucked away in boxes in his studio and photographs that are unpublished or rarely seen, which shed light on Ruscha's career as a whole." This volume considers all facets of Ruscha's photographic production, selecting from the Whitney Museum's exceptional recent acquisition of a major body of the artist's original photographic works and unique early pieces. Included are reproductions of original prints from Ruscha's photographic books Twenty-six Gasoline Stations, Various Small Fires and Milk, Some Los Angeles Apartments, Thirty-Four Parking Lots in Los Angeles, Royal Road Test, Babycakes with Weights, and Real Estate Opportunities, as well as several photographs Ruscha never published, in particular 16 images from Twentysix Gasoline Stations not included in the book. Unique vintage photographs from a seven-month tour of Europe in 1961 are featured; photographs from Austria, England, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Yugoslavia feature many motifs and stylistic elements that have marked Ruscha's work over the past 40 years, in particular his interest in typography and signage, and his strong graphic sensibility.
Category: Photography

All Things Great And Small

Author : Flowerpot Press
ISBN : 148670199X
Genre : Religion
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A celebration of God's creation in prayer and verse coupled with playful illustrations for young reader, All Things Great and Small will become a family favorite to be enjoyed again and again.
Category: Religion

Small Things And Nothing

Author : Frank Close
ISBN : 9780191025433
Genre : Science
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Frank Close breaks down complex concepts in physics in this collection of three of his bestselling books. Including Neutrino, Antimatter, and The Void, this set brings to life the fascinating science of particle physics, neutrinos, antimatter, and nothing. Combing the knowledge of a renowned physicist with the art of a skilled writer, enter the world of physics in an enthralling and readable way.
Category: Science

Reading Ed Ruscha

Author : Edward Ruscha
ISBN : 3863352327
Genre : Art
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Reading Ed Ruscha focuses on Ed Ruscha's artistic interest in books, writing and the act of reading, which he has pursued continuously over five decades.Words and text appear in his work as motifs, as symbols or in the form of books as actual objects, and reading as a meaning-generating process is explored and manipulated through various artistic means. The essays written for this catalogue by the authors Douglas Coupland and W. S. Di Piero approach this aspect in literary-poetic form.Beatrice von Bismarck examines the status of the book as a piece of work, a publishing medium and an exhibition (format), while Yilmaz Dziewior gives an overview of Ed Ruscha's dealings with the book as a medium and his relationship to the written word. Also included are large format illustrations of the exhibited works, exhibition views and a comprehensive appendix.Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz, 7 July – 14 October 2012.English and German text.
Category: Art

Ed Ruscha And Some Los Angeles Apartments

Author : Virginia Heckert
ISBN : 9781606061381
Genre : Photography
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"Published to accompany the exhibition In Focus: Ed Ruscha, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from April 9 to September 29, 2013, this book focuses on Ruscha's photographic work, specifically the thirty-eight images he made for his 1965 photobook Some Los Angeles Apartments"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Photography

The Golden Age Of British Short Stories 1890 1914

Author : Philip Hensher
ISBN : 0141992204
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The quarter century or so before the outbreak of the First World War saw an extraordinary boom in the popularity and quality of short stories in Britain. Fuelled by a large new magazine readership and vigorous competition to acquire new stories and develop the careers of some of our greatest writers, these years were ones where the normal rule-of-thumb (novels sell, short stories don't) was inverted. This was the era of Sherlock Holmes, of Kipling's most famous stories, of M. R. James, Katherine Mansfield and Joyce's Dubliners. Some of the greatest writers of the period - particularly Conrad and James - found that the effort that went into their shorter works was more rewarded during their lifetimes than their now famous novels. Writers such as Mansfield, Chesterton, Beerbohm, Lawrence and Saki produced some of their greatest work. Short stories also provided a brilliant medium for experiment, and this generous and endlessly entertaining anthology includes fascinating examples of writers as varied as Rebecca West, James Joyce, H.G. Wells and Wyndham Lewis experimenting with what it was acceptable to write and how you could write it.

Businesswise Words Of Wisdom For Small Businesses With Big Ambitions

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781905823130
Genre : Business & Economics
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A collaboration among more than 20 business experts, this book looks at the whole process of setting up a new business with success in mind. A wide range of topics is covered, including business set up and vision, marketing, selling, finance, working in and managing teams, working from home and beating procrastination, networking internationally, and collaboration.
Category: Business & Economics

Creating The Future

Author : Michael Fallon
ISBN : 9781619024045
Genre : Art
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Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, Creating the Future is a work of social history/cultural criticism that examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during the 1970s—after the decline of the Ferus Gallery, the scattering of its stable of artists (Robert Irwin, Ed Kienholz, Ed Moses, Ed Rusha and others), and the economic struggles throughout the decade—and didn’t resume until sometime around 1984 when Mark Tansey, Alison Saar, Judy Fiskin, Carrie Mae Weems, David Salle, Manuel Ocampo, among others became stars in an exploding art market. However, this is far from the reality of the L.A. art scene in the 1970s. The passing of those fashionable 1960s-era icons, in fact, allowed the development of a chaotic array of outlandish and independent voices, marginalized communities, and energetic, sometimes bizarre visions that thrived during the stagnant 1970s. Fallon’s narrative describes and celebrates, through twelve thematically arranged chapters, the wide range of intriguing artists and the world—not just the objects—they created. He reveals the deeper, more culturally dynamic truth about a significant moment in American art history, presenting an alternative story of stubborn creativity in the face of widespread ignorance and misapprehension among the art cognoscenti, who dismissed the 1970s in Los Angeles as a time of dissipation and decline. Coming into being right before their eyes was an ardent local feminist art movement, which had lasting influence on the direction of art across the nation; an emerging Chicano Art movement, spreading Chicano murals across Los Angeles and to other major cities; a new and more modern vision for the role and look of public art; a slow consolidation of local street sensibilities, car fetishism, gang and punk aesthetics into the earliest version of what would later become the “Lowbrow” art movement; the subversive co-opting, in full view of Pop Art, of the values, aesthetics, and imagery of Tinseltown by a number of young and innovative local artists who would go on to greater national renown; and a number of independent voices who, lacking the support structures of an art movement or artist cohort, pursued their brilliant artistic visions in near-isolation. Despite the lack of attention, these artists would later reemerge as visionary signposts to many later trends in art. Their work would prove more interesting, more lastingly influential, and vastly more important than ever imagined or expected by those who saw it or even by those who created it in 1970’s Los Angeles. Creating the Future is a visionary work that seeks to recapture this important decade and its influence on today’s generation of artists.
Category: Art