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Back to the Drawing Board

Ed Ruscha, Art, and Design in The 1960s

by Jennifer Quick
Hardback
Publication Date: 17/05/2022

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The first book to consider the importance of commercial art and design for Ed Ruscha's work

Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) emerged onto the Los Angeles art scene with paintings that incorporated consumer products, such as Spam and Sun-Maid raisins. In this revelatory book, Jennifer Quick looks at and beyond the consumer imagery in Ruscha's work, examining it through the tools, techniques, and habits of mind of commercial art and design. Quick shows how his training and early work as a commercial artist helped him become an incisive commentator on the presence and role of design in the modern world.

Back to the Drawing Board explores how Ruscha mobilized commercial design techniques of scale, paste-up layout, and perspective as he developed his singular artistic style. Beginning with his formative design education and focusing on the first decade of his career, Quick analyzes previously unseen works from the Ruscha archives alongside his celebrated paintings, prints, and books, demonstrating how Ruscha's engagement with commercial art has been foundational to his practice. Through this insightful lens, Quick affirms Ruscha as a powerful and witty observer of the vast network of imagery that permeates visual culture and offers new perspectives on Pop and conceptual art.

ISBN:
9780300256925
9780300256925
Category:
Individual artists
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
17-05-2022
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
25.4x17.8x2.2mm
Weight:
0.9kg

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