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Ruscha, Edward

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Most widely held works by Edward Ruscha
Ed Ruscha by Richard Marshall( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first monograph on Ruscha's work; it looks with discernment and insightful detail at the prolific and many-faceted career of an artist whom one could describe as Pop, Conceptual, or Surrealist; a painter as well as a print, book, and filmmaker
Ed Ruscha by Neal David Benezra( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most consistently inventive artists of recent times, Los Angeles-based Ed Ruscha has been a pioneer in the use of language and imagery drawn from the popular media. From his early powerful word paintings to his influential artist books of the sixties and seventies to his recent colorful views of generic mountains, Ruscha has investigated the spaces between highways and journeys, images and words, abstraction and representation, public imagery and the contemporary landscape. In this publication, which accompanies a major retrospective exhibition organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, Neal Benezra, Kerry Brougher, and Phyllis Rosenzweig focus on all aspects of Ruscha's career, revealing him not merely as an artist closely linked with Los Angeles, but as an important international figure in contemporary art."--Amazon
Edward Ruscha : editions, 1959-1999 : catalogue raisonné by Siri Engberg( Book )

18 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue raisonné
The dream colony : a life in art by Walter Hopps( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An innovative, iconoclastic curator of contemporary art, Walter Hopps founded his first gallery in L.A. at the age of twenty-one. At twenty-four, he opened the Ferus Gallery with then-unknown artist Edward Kienholz, where he turned the spotlight on a new generation of West Coast artists. Ferus was also the first gallery ever to show Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans and was shut down by the L.A. vice squad for a show of Wallace Berman's edgy art. At the Pasadena Art Museum in the sixties, Hopps mounted the first museum retrospectives of Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell and the first museum exhibition of Pop Art--before it was even known as Pop Art. In 1967, when Hopps became the director of Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art at age thirty-four, the New York Times hailed him as "the most gifted museum man on the West Coast (and, in the field of contemporary art, possibly in the nation)." He was also arguably the most unpredictable, an eccentric genius who was chronically late. (His staff at the Corcoran had a button made that said WALTER HOPPS WILL BE HERE IN TWENTY MINUTES.) Erratic in his work habits, he was never erratic in his commitment to art. Hopps died in 2005, after decades at the Menil Collection of art in Houston for which he was the founding director. A few years before that, he began work on this book, a vivid, personal, surprising, irreverent, and enlightening account of his life and of some of the greatest artistic minds of the twentieth century"--
Ed Ruscha : ER by Mary Richards( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American artist Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) is a master of creating art that is at once playful and profound. Ruscha's inimitable work frequently involves the setting of a single word or phrase against a stained background or monumental landscape. His paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, books, and films were influential in the development of Pop Art, and his stunning artist's books continue to inspire up-and-coming artists today." "In this definitive overview of Ruscha's career to date, Mary Richards traces the progression of the artist's work across five decades. The book also focuses on Ruscha's techniques, particularly his delicate drawings, prints using organic materials, and process of making art as documented in his notebooks. With stunning reproductions and new interview material, this thought-provoking book probes the internal logic of Ruscha's oeuvre for words, images, and phrases that resurface time and again"--Jacket
Every building on the Sunset Strip by Edward Ruscha( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete panoramic pictorial compilation of every building on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California
Ed Ruscha : Road Tested by Michael Auping( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since his first road trip in 1956, driving from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles, Ed Ruscha has continued to muse on America as seen from the road: "I like being in the car, and seeing things from that vantage point," he has said. "Sometimes I give myself assignments to go out on the road and explore different ideas. My books are an example of that." Consisting of around 75 works spanning the artist's entire career, Ed Ruscha: Road Tested includes many of the famous aforementioned artist's books, including Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations, Real Estate Opportunities, Some Los Angeles Apartments, Thirty-Four Parking Lots and the groundbreaking artist's book Every Building on the Sunset Strip; some of Ruscha's most iconic paintings, such as the "Standard Stations" and the "Hollywood Signs," as well as paintings inspired by street names and road signs; and his exploration of the topography of greater Los Angeles in paintings that depict aerial grids of the city, as well as various southern California horizons and sunsets. Also examined here is the rarely seen Ruscha film Miracle (1975), which tells the story of a mechanic whose obsessive repair of the carburetor on a 1965 Mustang dooms his date with a beautiful woman. The first-ever treatment of a primary theme in the artist's career, Road Tested at last gives Ed Ruscha his own road show
Thirtyfour parking lots in Los Angeles by Edward Ruscha( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist's book consisting of 31 black and white aerial views of parking lots, most of them empty, in Los Angeles County. "Continuing his investigation of the Los Angeles vernacular landscape, 'Thirtyfour Parking Lots' features aerial photographs of ... parking lots adjacent to structures ranging from the iconic (then-new Dodger Stadium and Hollywood Bowl) to the ordinary (retail stores and office buildings). The ... bird's-eye perspective reveals not only the distinctive [and] often unnoticed layout and painted markings of these lots, but also the oil stains and other traces of their users"--Bookdealer's description
Ed Ruscha and some Los Angeles apartments by Virginia Heckert( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
Twentysix gasoline stations by Edward Ruscha( Book )

21 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artists' book with black & white photographs of gasoline stations, mostly situated on former US Highway Route 66. It has had an iconic influence on the modern artists' book movement and is considered by many to be the book that launched the artists' book as a genre
Crackers by Edward Ruscha( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photo narrative featuring Los Angeles fashion designer Rudi Gernreich, his frequent model Leon Bing, artist Larry Bell and Tommy Smothers as models based on Mason Williams' text "How to derive the maximum enjoyment from crackers." This project served as a basis for Ruscha's 1971 film "Premium"
Billy Al Bengston : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lytton Hall, November 26, 1968-January 12, 1969 by Billy Al Bengston( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exhibition catalogue designed by Edward Ruscha, which is noted for its unusual sandpaper and screw bolt cover and bindings. Frank Gehry designed the installation for the exhibition. Bengston, Ruscha and Gehry were close friends and with his typical humour Ruscha said that he used sandpaper to represent Bengston's 'gritty' personality. The catalogue is widely renowned within the genre of artist-designed books
Dalí Duchamp by Dawn Ades( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dali/Duchamp examines in detail the often-overlooked relationship between two of the twentieth century's most famous artists. Though polar opposites at first glance, Duchamp, the father of conceptual art who rejected painting in 1918, and the more showman-like Dali, the exceptional painter of fantastical landscapes, were united by a combination of humour and scepticism that led both to challenge conventional views of art and life. After meeting in the 1930s through mutual contacts within the Surrealist group, they maintained a firm friendship over the following decades, spending time together in Paris, New York and Catalonia, where Duchamp purchased a summer house in Cadaques, close to Dali's home in Port Lligat. Throughout the book, expert contributors explore themes common to both artists, chief among them eroticism and identity, and both men's surprising engagement with science, optics, religion and myth. Each section is sumptuously illustrated with key pieces from both artists' bodies of work, and features previously unpublished photographs, letters and ephemera that demonstrate the enduring warmth of their friendship
How to make a book with Steidl by Gereon Wetzel( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this age of digital media, Gerhard Steidl stands as one of the few remaining publishers to maintain an unwavering commitment to the quality and craftsmanship of the printed book. For more than forty years, Steidl has personally supervised the publishing and printing of some of the most significant books on fashion, art, and photography. In How To Make A Book With Steidl, filmmakers Gereon Wetzel and Joerg Adolph observe Steidl as he travels the world to meet and collaborate with such renowned photographers as Joel Sternfeld, Jeff Wall, and Ed Ruscha, working tirelessly to present their work in beautifully created books. Providing an insightful look at the way Steidl's printing press operates in Goettingen, Germany, *How To Make A Book* also presents Steidl as a dynamic entrepreneur with an uncompromising passion for the craft of bookmaking."--Container
Edward Ruscha : Los Angeles apartments, 1965 by Richard Marshall( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings, drawings and photographs by Edward Ruscha and other twentieth-century artists illustrate the continuing appeal of architecture as a subject for art
A ruling passion by Chris Maybach( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many artists use the pain, exhilaration and resolution of private desires to express themselves in their art. This documentary focuses on intense personalities who've used their art to explore the emotional impact, or dark humor of psychological truths. The film also plumbs issues that affect artists -- preoccupations of startling universality -- like community, motivation and controversy, finding one's audience, and just 'getting it right'."--Back of container
Then & now : Ed Ruscha : Hollywood Boulevard, 1973-2004 by Edward Ruscha( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and French and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographic prints documenting Hollywood Boulevard first in July 1973 and in June 2004. Same type of camera equipment were used to re-photograph the street. The panoramic images in black and white from 1973 run parallel to 2004 colored version - contrasting the changes over three decades
Dirtybaby by Edward Ruscha( Recording )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trialogue between the paintings of Ruscha, the music of Cline and the poetry of Breskin. Pictures in the book are from Ruscha's "Silhouettes" and "Cityscapes;" music and ghazals are on the cd-roms
Stephen Shore : selected works 1973-1981 by Stephen Shore( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... an international group of artists, curators, authors, and cultural figures have selected up to ten photographs apiece from Stephen Shore's Uncoming Places archive. None of the images appear in the current edition of his landmark book of the same name; most are published here for the first time. Each suite of photographs, chosen from over four hundred newly scanned or rediscovered negatives, offers an idiosyncratic commentary on Shore's distinctive vision of America and proposes new perspectives on this seminal body of work from the 1970s and early '80s"--Page 5
Some Los Angeles apartments by Edward Ruscha( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ed Ruscha's works [Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Some Los Angeles Apartments, Various Small Fires and Thirtyfour Parking Lots] still retain their capacity to surprise, delight and puzzle in equal measure. In the several decades since they were published, they have been much exhibited, written about and analyzed, yet they somehow are still objects of mystery and fascination, beguiling in their utter simplicity and immutable rightness. At the time of publication, they were largely overlooked by much of the photography world. The apparent anti-formalism and indifferent technique of Ruscha's pictures were derided; the perfect formalism of each book as an art object was not appreciated. Also disregarded was Ruscha's interest in, and debt to, two of photography's luminaries--Walker Evans and Robert Frank"--The Photobook : A History Volume II / Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. London : Phaidon, 2004
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ed Ruscha
Ed RuschaEdward Ruscha : editions, 1959-1999 : catalogue raisonnéEd Ruscha : EREd Ruscha : Road TestedThen & now : Ed Ruscha : Hollywood Boulevard, 1973-2004DirtybabyMagritte and contemporary art : the treachery of images
Alternative Names
Ed Ruschā

Ed Ruscha Amerikaans kunstschilder

Edward Joseph Ruscha

Edward Ruscha

Edward Ruscha americký pop-artový malíř a fotograf

Edward Ruscha artista y fotógrafo estadounidense

Edward Ruscha artiste et photographe américain

Edward Ruscha pintor Merikano

Edward Ruscha pittore e fotografo statunitense

Edward Ruscha US-amerikanischer Künstler

Ruischa, E. 1937-

Ruschā, Ed

Ruscha Ed 1937-....

Ruscha, Edward

Ruscha, Edward 1937-

Ruscha, Edward Joseph

Ruscha, Edward Joseph 1937-

Рушей, Эд

אדוארד רושה אמן אמריקאי

רושה, אד, 1937-

רושה, אדוארד

רושה, אדוארד 1937-

ادوارد روستشا

ادوارد روشی عکاس، نقاش، و کارگردان آمریکایی


エド・ルシェ 1937-, アメリカの画家、現代美術のアーティスト

ルッシェ, エドワード


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