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Photography Class Views Rare Artists’ Books by Ruscha and Others

A photography class from Art Practice taught by Matthew Smith visited the Art History/Classics Library last week to view some of our rare artists’ books. The students viewed several artists’ books by Ed Ruscha, including TwentySix Gasoline Stations, Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles, and Some Los Angeles Apartments, all from the collections of the Environmental Design Library and the Art History/Classics Library.

Ruscha’s TwentySix Gasoline Stations is often considered to be a seminal work in the history of artists’ books, and has influenced many artists over the years. The students also viewed several works influenced by or appropriated from Ruscha:

Twentysix Abandoned Gasoline Stations by Jeffrey Brouws

Twentysix Road Kills by Daniel D. Teoli, Jr.

Twentysix Charging Stations by Ginger R. Burrell

Another Twentysix Gasoline Stations by Gregory Eddi Jones

 

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CODEX 2017 opens this weekend

6th Biennial Codex Book Fair & Symposium

The biennial International CODEX Book Fair and Symposium opens this weekend, February 5-8. The sold-out symposium will be held on campus in the mornings and the book fair at the panoramic Craneway Pavilion in Richmond in the afternoons.

The Codex Foundation preserves and promotes the hand-made book as a work of art in the broadest possible context and to bring to public recognition the artists, the craftsmanship, and the rich history of the civilization of the book. Book artists and printers from France, Italy, Spain, and Mexico but also from Argentina, Australia, China and beyond will exhibit.

More details including a full list of exhibitors is available on the CODEX website.

Share your experience with the GALC!

The Graphic Arts Loan Collection (GALC) at the Morrison Library was created in 1958 by Professor Herwin Schaefer, who believed the best way to foster an appreciation of art was for students to live with actual art. With that in mind, we would love to hear about your experience living with your GALC piece.

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