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Author Rivenc, Rachel, author.

Title Made in Los Angeles : materials, processes, and the birth of West Coast Minimalism / Rachel Rivenc.

Published Los Angeles : Getty Conservation Institute, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  709.79494 RIVE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Southbank  709.79494 Riv    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 193 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-187) and index.
Summary "In the 1960s, a group of Los Angeles artists fashioned a body of work that has come to be known as the "LA Look" or West Coast Minimalism. Its distinct aesthetic is characterized by clean lines, simple shapes, and pristine reflective or translucent surfaces, and often by the use of bright, seductive colors. This volume, the first to provide a detailed study of the role of materials and processes in the advent of these truly indigenous Los Angeles art forms, focuses on four pioneering artists whose approach, often borrowed from other industries, featured the use of synthetic paints and resins as well as industrial processes to create objects that are both painting and sculpture. The author uses the methods of technical art history to inform her investigation of conservation issues associated with their work, thereby illuminating challenges facing the conservation of contemporary art in general."--Page 4 of cover.
Other author Getty Conservation Institute, issuing body.
Subject Minimal art -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Art, American -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century.
Artists' materials -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 20th century.
Art -- Technique -- History.
Art -- Conservation and restoration.
ISBN 9781606064658