Reading Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha,Reading Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha
Reading Ed Ruscha

Photographs: Ed Ruscha

Text: Yilmaz Dziewior

Publisher: Kunsthaus Bregenz

285 pages

Year: 2012

Price: 250

Comments: Hardcover, 300 x 240 mm. First edition, 2012. Text in English and in French. In great condition.

Reading Ed Ruscha focuses on the painter Ed Ruscha’s artistic interest in books, writing, and the act of reading as pursued by him over a period of five decades. Text and the written word appear in his works as motifs and symbols, or as actual objects in the form of books. A range of artistic means are used to explore and manipulate reading as a meaning-generative process. The essays written for this catalog book by Douglas Coupland and W. S. Di Piero approach these issues through literary and poetic forms. Beatrice von Bismarck examines the book as work, medium of publication, and exhibition format, while Yilmaz Dziewior presents an overview of Ed Ruscha’s engagement with the book as a medium and his relation to the written word. Large-format illustrations of exhibits, installation views, and an extensive appendix supplement this book.


Ed Ruscha,Reading Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha,Reading Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha,Reading Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha,Reading Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha,Reading Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha,Reading Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha,Reading Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha,Reading Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha,Reading Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha,Reading Ed Ruscha

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