Reading Ed Ruscha

Reading Ed Ruscha focuses on Ed Ruscha’s artistic interest in books, writing and the act of reading, which he has pursued continuously over five decades. Words and text appear in his work as motifs, as symbols or in the form of books as actual objects, and reading as a meaning-generating process is explored and manipulated through various artistic means. The essays written for this catalogue by the authors Douglas Coupland and W. S. Di Piero approach this aspect in literary-poetic form. Beatrice von Bismarck examines the status of the book as a piece of work, a publishing medium and an exhibition (format), while Yilmaz Dziewior gives an overview of Ed Ruschaʼs dealings with the book as a medium and his relationship to the written word. Also included are large format illustrations of the exhibited works, exhibition views and a comprehensive appendix

Text: Coupland Douglas, Dziewior Yilmaz et al. cm 24×30; pp. 256; COL; hardcover. Publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2012.

ISBN: 9783863352325| 3863352327

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Reading Ed Ruscha focuses on Ed Ruscha’s artistic interest in books, writing and the act of reading, which he has pursued continuously over five decades. Words and text appear in his work as motifs, as symbols or in the form of books as actual objects, and reading as a meaning-generating process is explored and manipulated through various artistic means. The essays written for this catalogue by the authors Douglas Coupland and W. S. Di Piero approach this aspect in literary-poetic form. Beatrice von Bismarck examines the status of the book as a piece of work, a publishing medium and an exhibition (format), while Yilmaz Dziewior gives an overview of Ed Ruschaʼs dealings with the book as a medium and his relationship to the written word. Also included are large format illustrations of the exhibited works, exhibition views and a comprehensive appendix

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