Title: 100 Not So Famous Views of L.A. - New SIGNED...
Publisher: Prospect Park Books, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2014
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Flawless brand new 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover SIGNED by artist Barbara A. Thomason on the title page without inscription or personalization. "For four years, artist Barbara A. Thomason roamed her beloved Los Angeles, seeking the vistas, nooks, bridges, signs, streets, and landmarks that most captivated her. Inspired by Hiroshige's acclaimed print series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, this grand project resulted in the one hundred paintings reproduced within. Intimate, often recognizable, and sometimes unexpected, Thomason's paintings capture the vibrant L.A., the quirky L.A., the beautiful L.A.--the essential L.A." -- the publishers. Includes interesting text from Thomason and a forward by book critic and author, David L. Ulin. A beautiful book for the collector of Los Angeles literobilia. I will pack it in bubble-wrap with great care and ship it in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH819
An original collection of paintings, 100 Not So Famous Views of L.A. offers intimate, often recognizable, sometimes unexpected glimpses of a city known and loved by the artist. Inspired by nineteenth-century Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, Los Angeles artist Barbara Thomason captures the charm and personality of her vibrant city, with commentary and history.
Barbara Thomason is a Los Angeles–based artist and professor of printmaking, sculpture, and painting at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her paintings, drawings, and prints have been shown in exhibitions at many galleries, museums, and universities. She received a masters degree in printmaking from California State University, Long Beach, and worked as a master printer in lithography at the renowned Gemini G.E.L., where she printed for Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenberg, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Ed Ruscha, Ellsworh Kelly, and many others. She has been on the art faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz; University of Redlands; Otis College of Art and Design; and other fine institutions.
David Ulin is a book critic for the Los Angeles Times and the editor of The Library of America's Writing Los Angeles.
About the Author: Barbara Thomason is a Los Angeles-based artist whose paintings, drawings, and prints have been shown in exhibitions at many galleries, museums and universities. She received a masters in printmaking from California State University, Long Beach and worked as a master printer in lithography at renowned artist workshop Gemini G.E.L., where she printed for Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenberg, Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Ed Ruscha, Ellsworh Kelly and many others. She has been on the art faculty at California Polytechnic University, Pomona, the University of California, Santa Cruz, University of Redlands, Otis College of Art and Design, and other fine institutions.
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