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Los Angeles based artist Ed Ruscha one of the seminal American artists of the past 30 years is known for taking elements from the visual language of advertising and commercial art he has made hundreds of 'word' prints drawings and paintings that exhibit an interplay between bold letters and softly shaded atmospheric backgrounds This book reproduces close to 600 'word' artworks by Ruscha all of which characterize his artistic scope and identity Assembled together in the form of a thick block making the book and art 'object' in itself these images become a sort of novel without an obvious plot a series of words with no narrative but rather with a life of their own Some of the works consist of only one word great mud trust and others of short combinations or phrases such as Indeed I do She Sure Knew Her Devotionals Your Polyester People That Housing Tract is Only Texture and of course They Called Her Styrene In these works Ruscha's words transcend their apparent randomness to become visual icons of universal emotions and places known and imagined exposing a dimension of multi layered irony and threads of subtle and inventive social commentary This volume embodies an aesthetically appealing compilation presented in the manner of its content with bold flair and bright colours a book that simply cannot be left aloneLos Angeles based artist Ed Ruscha one of the seminal American artists of the past 30 years is known for taking elements from the visual language of advertising and commercial art he has made hundreds of 'word' prints drawings and paintings that exhibit an interplay between bold letters and softly shaded atmospheric backgrounds This book reproduces close to 600 'word' artworks by Ruscha all of which characterize his artistic scope and identity Assembled together in the form of a thick block making the book and art 'object' in itself these images become a sort of novel without an obvious plot a series of words with no narrative but rather with a life of their own Some of the works consist of only one word great mud trust and others of short combinations or phrases such as Indeed I do She Sure Knew Her Devotionals Your Polyester People That Housing Tract is Only Texture and of course They Called Her Styrene In these works Ruscha's words transcend their apparent randomness to become visual icons of universal emotions and places known and imagined exposing a dimension of multi layered irony and threads of subtle and inventive social commentary This volume embodies an aesthetically appealing compilation presented in the manner of its content with bold flair and bright colours a book that simply cannot be left aloneLos Angeles based artist Ed Ruscha one of the seminal American artists of the past 30 years is known for taking elements from the visual language of advertising and commercial art he has made hundreds of 'word' prints drawings and paintings that exhibit an interplay between bold letters and softly shaded atmospheric backgrounds This book reproduces close to 600 'word' artworks by Ruscha all of which characterize his artistic scope and identity Assembled together in the form of a thick block making the book and art 'object' in itself these images become a sort of novel without an obvious plot a series of words with no narrative but rather with a life of their own Some of the works consist of only one word great mud trust and others of short combinations or phrases such as Indeed I do She Sure Knew Her Devotionals Your Polyester People That Housing Tract is Only Texture and of course They Called Her Styrene In these works Ruscha's words transcend their apparent randomness to become visual icons of universal emotions and places known and imagined exposing a dimension of multi layered irony and threads of subtle and inventive social commentary This volume embodies an aesthetically appealing compilation presented in the manner of its content with bold flair and bright colours a book that simply cannot be left alone


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  1. says:

    This book is a blast if you are a Ruscha fan I can't believe how many works are in here and every time I look thru it I find another favorite