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Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art 1945-1980

Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art 1945-1980
Library Shelf Location 14.USLA
Publication Date 2011
Description Notes: "The North American edition of this volumn published by the Getty is issued on the occasion of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, an initiative of the Getty with arts institutions across Southern California, and accompanies the Getty Research Institute's exhibition Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970, held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, from 1 October 2011 through 5 February 2012 and at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, from 15 March through 10 June 2012." - t.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references and index. Edited by Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchut, Glenn Phillips and Rani Singh. Contents: Introduction: Shifting the standard: reappraising art in Los Angeles / Rebecca Peabody et al. -- Floating structures: building the modern in postwar Los Angeles / Andrew Perchuk and Catherine Taft -- Papa's got a brand new bag: crafting an art scene / Lucy Bradnock and Rani Singh -- For people who know the difference: defining the pop art sixties / Ken D. Allan, Lucy Bradnock, and Lisa Turvey -- Duration piece: rethinking sculpture in Los Angeles / Donna Conwell and Glenn Phillips -- Here, here or there: on the whereabouts of art in the seventies / Jane McFadden. Summary: 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 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. Biography: 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; and Rani Singh is senior research associate in the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art. Contributors: Ken D. Allan, Lucy Bradnock, Donna Conwell, Jane McFadden, Catherine Taft and Lisa Turvey.
ISBN 9781849760133
Quantity 1
Pages xxi, 330 p. : ill.(some col.), ports ; 30 cm.
Editor Rebecca Peabody
Format Hardback
Publishers Tate Gallery Publishing, J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Getty Research Institute
Related City/Region Los Angeles
Related Country/Global Region United States of America (USA)
Language English

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