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Art & graphic design : George Maciunas, Ed Ruscha, Sheila Levrant De Bretteville / Benoît Buquet ; translated by Jane Marie Todd.

By: Buquet, Benoît.
Contributor(s): Todd, Jane Marie, 1957- [translator.].
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2021Description: ix, 220 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 0300249853; 9780300249859.Subject(s): Maciunas, George, 1931-1978 -- Criticism and interpretation | Ruscha, Edward -- Criticism and interpretation | De Bretteville, Sheila Levrant -- Criticism and interpretation | Art and design | Fluxus (Group of artists) | Pop art | Graphic design (Typography)DDC classification: 741.60904 Summary: This fascinating study of the role that graphic design played in American art of the 1960s and 1970s focuses on the work of George Maciunas, Ed Ruscha, and Sheila Levrant de Bretteville. Examining how each of these artists utilized typography, materiality, and other graphic design aesthetics, Benoit Buquet reveals the importance of graphic design in creating a sense of coherence within the disparate international group of Fluxus artists, an elusiveness and resistance to categorization that defined much of Ruscha's brand of Pop Art, and an open and participatory visual identity for a range of feminist art practices. Rigorous and compelling scholarship and a copious illustration program that presents insightful juxtapositions of objects-some of which have never been discussed before-combine to shed new light on a period of abundant creativity and cultural transition in American art and the intimate, though often overlooked, entwinement between art and graphic design.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions 2022
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This fascinating study of the role that graphic design played in American art of the 1960s and 1970s focuses on the work of George Maciunas, Ed Ruscha, and Sheila Levrant de Bretteville. Examining how each of these artists utilized typography, materiality, and other graphic design aesthetics, Benoit Buquet reveals the importance of graphic design in creating a sense of coherence within the disparate international group of Fluxus artists, an elusiveness and resistance to categorization that defined much of Ruscha's brand of Pop Art, and an open and participatory visual identity for a range of feminist art practices. Rigorous and compelling scholarship and a copious illustration program that presents insightful juxtapositions of objects-some of which have never been discussed before-combine to shed new light on a period of abundant creativity and cultural transition in American art and the intimate, though often overlooked, entwinement between art and graphic design.

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