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The Resource Made in Los Angeles : materials, processes, and the birth of West Coast Minimalism, Rachel Rivenc

Made in Los Angeles : materials, processes, and the birth of West Coast Minimalism, Rachel Rivenc

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Made in Los Angeles : materials, processes, and the birth of West Coast Minimalism
Title
Made in Los Angeles
Title remainder
materials, processes, and the birth of West Coast Minimalism
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Rivenc
Title variation
Materials, processes, and the birth of West Coast Minimalism
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1960s, a group of Los Angeles artists fashioned a body of work that has come to be known as the "LA Look" or West Coast Minimalism. Its distinct aesthetic is characterized by clean lines, simple shapes, and pristine reflective or translucent surfaces, and often by the use of bright, seductive colors. This volume, the first to provide a detailed study of the role of materials and processes in the advent of these truly indigenous Los Angeles art forms, focuses on four pioneering artists whose approach, often borrowed from other industries, featured the use of synthetic paints and resins as well as industrial processes to create objects that are both painting and sculpture. The author uses the methods of technical art history to inform her investigation of conservation issues associated with their work, thereby illuminating challenges facing the conservation of contemporary art in general"--Back cover
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ERASA
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Rivenc, Rachel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6512.5.M5
LC item number
R58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Minimal art
  • Art, American
  • Art
  • Artists' materials
  • Art
  • Art, American
  • Art
  • Art
  • Artists' materials
  • Minimal art
  • California
Label
Made in Los Angeles : materials, processes, and the birth of West Coast Minimalism, Rachel Rivenc
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-187) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Los Angeles and the birth of a new look -- Modern art in LA : the beginnings -- The Fifties and Sixties gallery -- The early 1960s : a new aesthetic -- Industrial craft in Los Angeles -- The artist as maker : conservation implications -- 2. Craig Kauffman : the poetry of plastic -- Life and early work -- The beginnings : hockey stick paintings, 1962-63 -- Off the wall, with vacuum : thermometers, 1964-65 -- Washboards, 1966 -- Untitled wall reliefs, 1967 -- Bubbles, 1968 -- Le Mur s'en va : loops, 1969-70 -- Other works : Into the room and Back to the wall -- Conservation concerns -- 3. Larry Bell : through the looking glass -- Life and early work -- Toward volume -- Vacuum deposition of thin films -- The illusion of simplicity -- Craftsmanship -- From objects to environments -- Materials and process -- Other work -- Display and conservation -- 4. John McCracken : the material and the spiritual -- Life and early work -- 1964-66 : "Pretty minimal, isn't it?" -- Polyester makes perfect -- Nonresin works -- Minimalism and transcendence -- Conservation concerns -- 5. Robert Irwin: stripping art down one material at a time -- Life and early work -- The dot paintings : Away with the sign and toward 3-D -- The discs : Away with the frame and into the room -- The Last Object -- Post-object at a glance -- Conservation concerns -- A note on materials and the artist's intent -- Appendix A. Analytical techniques -- Appendix B. Crag Kauffman, works examined -- Appendix C. Larry Bell, works examined -- Appendix D. John McCracken, works examined and the material evidence -- Appendix E. Robert Irwin, works examined
Control code
911019953
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781606064658
Lccn
2015954786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)911019953
Label
Made in Los Angeles : materials, processes, and the birth of West Coast Minimalism, Rachel Rivenc
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Los Angeles and the birth of a new look -- Modern art in LA : the beginnings -- The Fifties and Sixties gallery -- The early 1960s : a new aesthetic -- Industrial craft in Los Angeles -- The artist as maker : conservation implications -- 2. Craig Kauffman : the poetry of plastic -- Life and early work -- The beginnings : hockey stick paintings, 1962-63 -- Off the wall, with vacuum : thermometers, 1964-65 -- Washboards, 1966 -- Untitled wall reliefs, 1967 -- Bubbles, 1968 -- Le Mur s'en va : loops, 1969-70 -- Other works : Into the room and Back to the wall -- Conservation concerns -- 3. Larry Bell : through the looking glass -- Life and early work -- Toward volume -- Vacuum deposition of thin films -- The illusion of simplicity -- Craftsmanship -- From objects to environments -- Materials and process -- Other work -- Display and conservation -- 4. John McCracken : the material and the spiritual -- Life and early work -- 1964-66 : "Pretty minimal, isn't it?" -- Polyester makes perfect -- Nonresin works -- Minimalism and transcendence -- Conservation concerns -- 5. Robert Irwin: stripping art down one material at a time -- Life and early work -- The dot paintings : Away with the sign and toward 3-D -- The discs : Away with the frame and into the room -- The Last Object -- Post-object at a glance -- Conservation concerns -- A note on materials and the artist's intent -- Appendix A. Analytical techniques -- Appendix B. Crag Kauffman, works examined -- Appendix C. Larry Bell, works examined -- Appendix D. John McCracken, works examined and the material evidence -- Appendix E. Robert Irwin, works examined
Control code
911019953
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781606064658
Lccn
2015954786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)911019953

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