Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California

Exhibition Website

Jan 29 2017 - May 7 2017

Craft Contemporary

Los Angeles, CA

Chapters explores the significance of Southern California artists in establishing the field of book arts between the 1960s and present day. Book art is a conceptual and craft-based art form that investigates relationships between content, imagery, and structure. The exhibition traces the evolution of the art form by looking at historic and contemporary artists and institutions, such as Susan E. King, Ed Ruscha, the Woman’s Building, and Otis College of Art and Design, who established the field in Southern California through artists’ books, sculptural forms, small editions, and zines. 

A broad range of demonstrations and workshops by exhibition artists, area book arts instructors, and local students augments the exhibition.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Books / Manuscripts
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Design
  • Susan E. King
  • Ed Ruscha
  • and others

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