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Author Chase, Marilyn, 1949- author.

Title Everything she touched : the life of Ruth Asawa / by Marilyn Chase.

Publication Info. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    730.92 Asawa,R CHA    DUE 07-21-22
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Description 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents War -- The camp -- Getting up in the world -- Climbing black mountain -- Love letters -- A loft for a new life -- A workshop in Noe Valley -- Gamble with the young -- The fountain lady -- The wolf at the door -- Woman warrior -- Trust me -- The fighting years -- A compact of love.
Summary "This is the story of a woman who wielded imagination and hope in the face of intolerance and who transformed everything she touched into art. Born in California in 1926, Ruth Asawa grew from a farmer's daughter to a celebrated sculptor. She survived an adolescence in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II, attended the groundbreaking art school at Black Mountain College, fought through lupus, and revolutionized arts education in her adopted hometown of San Francisco. She forged an unconventional path in everything she did-whether raising a multiracial family of six children, founding a high school dedicated to the arts, or pursuing her own practice independent of the New York art market. Her beloved fountains are now San Francisco icons, and her signature hanging-wire sculptures grace the MoMA, de Young, Getty, Whitney, and many more museums and galleries across America. In this compelling biography, Marilyn Chase brings Asawa's story to vivid life. She draws on Asawa's extensive archives and weaves together many voices-family, friends, teachers, and critics-to offer a complex and fascinating portrait of the artist."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Asawa, Ruth.
Sculptors -- United States -- Biography.
Japanese American sculptors -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Life of Ruth Asawa
ISBN 9781452174402 hardcover
1452174407 hardcover
Standard No. 99986019539

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