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Ed Ruscha's Los Angeles
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Ed Ruscha's Los Angeles is particularly valuable in it's exploration of Ruscha's relationship to Hollywood and influence on late 20th century architectural theory. It's a good read, and should be of interest to anyone concerned with the cultural history of Southern California. -- Lynn Zelevansky, Henry J. Heinz II Director, Carnegie Museum of Art Alexandra Schwartz's very articulate and very precise book on Ed Ruscha's life and work reveals a Ruscha overflowing with insight into the history of modern art and the masters of the avant-garde. The relationship between mass culture and underground culture is explored to great affect. Los Angeles freedom and the richness characterized by Ruscha's work make this book the definitive starting point for further appreciations of California Cool. -- Catherine Grenier, Exhibition Director, Pompidou Center

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Alexandra Schwartz is the editor of a collection of Ed Ruscha's writings, Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages (MIT Press, 2002) and the coeditor of Modern Women: Women Artists in the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art.

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"Ed Ruscha's Los Angeles is particularly valuable in it's exploration of Ruscha's relationship to Hollywood and influence on late 20th century architectural theory. It's a good read, and should be of interest to anyone concerned with the cultural history of Southern California."--Lynn Zelevansky, Henry J. Heinz II Director, Carnegie Museum of Art -- Lynn Zelevansky "Ed Ruscha's Los Angeles is particularly valuable in its exploration of Ruscha's relationship to Hollywood and influence on late-twentieth-century architectural theory. It's a good read, and should be of interest to anyone concerned with the cultural history of Southern California." Lynn Zelevansky, Henry J. Heinz II Director, Carnegie Museum of Art

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