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The Resource Ed Ruscha : Course of empire, edited by Christopher Riopelle, with Tom McCarthy and Daniel F. Herrmann

Ed Ruscha : Course of empire, edited by Christopher Riopelle, with Tom McCarthy and Daniel F. Herrmann

Label
Ed Ruscha : Course of empire
Title
Ed Ruscha
Title remainder
Course of empire
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christopher Riopelle, with Tom McCarthy and Daniel F. Herrmann
Title variation
Course of empire
Contributor
Author
Editor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the span of his six-decade career, Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) has created a distinctively stylized vision of the modern American landscape of gas stations, highways, and industrial buildings. Incorporating text, stark typography, and commercial logos, the artist's multivalent images both portray and interrogate the contemporary world's relentlessly packaged environment. By placing Ruscha's celebrated Course of Empire-a ten-painting installation originally created for the 2005 Venice Biennale-in dialogue with Thomas Cole's five-picture cycle The Course of Empire from the 1830s, this catalogue offers a fresh perspective on each of these disparate masterpieces. Unlike Cole's grandiose vision of the rise and fall of classical civilization, Ruscha's work comprises five black-and-white Los Angeles landscapes made in 1992 paired with color representations of the same sites as they appeared ten years later and draws attention to how often-overlooked changes in the evolving urban landscape are redolent of economic might and globalization or decline and stagnation. Exhibition: National Gallery, London, UK (11.06.-07.10.2018)
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Riopelle, Christopher,
  • McCarthy, Tom
  • Herrmann, Daniel F.,
  • Ruscha, Edward
  • National Gallery (Great Britain),
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruscha, Edward
  • Cole, Thomas
  • Cole, Thomas
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Landscape painting, American
  • Landscape painting, American
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Landscape painting, American
  • California
Label
Ed Ruscha : Course of empire, edited by Christopher Riopelle, with Tom McCarthy and Daniel F. Herrmann
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
Catalog of exhibition held June 11-October 7, 2018, the National Gallery, London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 46)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Proximity: Course of empire, The course of empire / Christopher Riopelle -- Westward / Daniel F. Herrmann -- Box, lot, machine / Tom McCarthy
Control code
1024171875
Dimensions
26 x 32 cm
Extent
47 pages
Isbn
9781857096323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1024171875
Label
Ed Ruscha : Course of empire, edited by Christopher Riopelle, with Tom McCarthy and Daniel F. Herrmann
Publication
Distribution
Note
Catalog of exhibition held June 11-October 7, 2018, the National Gallery, London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 46)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Proximity: Course of empire, The course of empire / Christopher Riopelle -- Westward / Daniel F. Herrmann -- Box, lot, machine / Tom McCarthy
Control code
1024171875
Dimensions
26 x 32 cm
Extent
47 pages
Isbn
9781857096323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1024171875

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