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Author Ruscha, Edward.

Title They called her styrene etc. / Edward Ruscha
Published London : Phaidon, 2000


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Description 608 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 13 x 19 cm
Summary "American artist Ed Ruscha began making prints and drawings consisting of one word on an often monochromatic, abstract background in the late 1950s. Since then the exploration of language-based imagery has become a hallmark of his work. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1937, Ruscha moved to Los Angeles in 1956, excited by the newness, mobility and freedom represented by the Southern California landscape. Pulling elements from the visual language of the commercial world, he has made hundreds of 'word' prints, drawings and paintings that exhibit an interplay between bold letters and atmospheric backgrounds. This book reproduces 575 'word' works by Ruscha. Arranged by the artist, these images become a sort of novel without an obvious plot, a series of words with an implied narrative."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Title from cover
"This book reproduces 575 'word' works by Ruscha" - colophon
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SUBJECT Ruscha, Edward.
Subject Art, American.
Words in art.
Genre/Form Artists' books.
Artists' books
Artists' books
LC no. 2001409116
ISBN 0714840114
Other Titles Ed Ruscha