In postwar Los Angeles, artists were engaged in the development of an indigenous modernism- one that drew on the cultures, communities, and industries specific to the region, both paying attention to yet remaining distinct from the development of national and international modernisms elsewhere. But despite the originality of the works they created ...Read MoreIn postwar Los Angeles, artists were engaged in the development of an indigenous modernism- one that drew on the cultures, communities, and industries specific to the region, both paying attention to yet remaining distinct from the development of national and international modernisms elsewhere. But despite the originality of the works they created and the fact that many of the most influential artists and art movements of the latter part of the twentieth century have strong ties to Southern California, the region's art history has often been overshadowed by contemporaneous developments in New York's headline-grabbing art scene. For the first time, "Pacific Standard Time : Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980" documents the tremendous diversity of Los Angeles' postwar art history - a history that is fundamentally different when told from a West Coast perspective. Featuring the work of many world-famous names, including Judy Chicago, David Hammons, David Hockney, Ed Kienholz and Ed Ruscha, this book will also introduce several artists less well known to an audience outside the US, making it an invaluable resource for years to come.Read Less
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VG (Few marks from previous gallery owner. ) Silver boards, 330 pp., BW & color illus. Issued in conjunction with several 2011-2012 exhibitions of this California art. With essays by Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glenn Phillips, Rani Singh, Catherine Taft, Lucy Bradnock. Ken D. Allan, Lisa Turvey, Donna Conwell, and Jane McFadden. Includes many examples of artwork.
352 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. EXHIBITION CATALOGS. This comprehensive, richly illustrated book explores postwar American art from a new perspective: Southern California. The analysis of the L.A. art scene from the end of World War II until the beginning of the 1980s&emdash; the first in-depth scholarly survey of the region's art&emdash; demonstrates the major role Southern California artists played in the twentieth century's most influential art movements. Grounded in more than a decade of research, the five chapters augmented by lively sidebars take readers on a tour of an art world in constant formation. The story unfolds through the people, relationships, and ideas that defined the region's artistic production. Photographs and rare materials from the Getty Research Institute and other archives bring the era to life, opening a window onto the emergence of hardedge abstraction, ceramic sculpture, assemblage, pop art, conceptualism, performance art, and avant-garde practices that blurred boundaries and defied labels. The result is an indispensable resource that will fundamentally change the view of modern art in America. At the Getty Research Institute, Rebecca Peabody is manager of research projects; Andrew Perchuk is deputy director; Glenn Phillips is principal project specialist and consulting curator in the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art; Rani Singh is senior research associate in the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art; and Lucy Bradnock is a postdoctoral fellow. (Key Words: Exhibition Catalogs, Pacific Standard Time, Los Angeles Art, Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glenn Phillips, Rani Singh, Lucy Bradnock, Southern California).
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