A Life Made by Hand

The Story of Ruth Asawa

Text and illustration by Andrea D'Aquino

This lushly illustrated book by collage artist Andrea D'Aquino brings Asawa's creative journey to life, detailing the influence of her childhood in a farming family, and her education at Black Mountain College where she pursued an experimental course of education with leading avant-garde artists and thinkers such as Anni and Josef Albers, Buckminster Fuller, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Rauschenberg. Delightful and substantial, this engaging title for young art lovers includes a page of teaching tools for parents and educators.

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Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Artists: Ruth Asawa

Contributors: Andrea D'Aquino

Printer: China

Publication Date: 2019

Dimensions: 8 × 10.75 in | 20.3 × 27.3 cm

Pages: 40

ISBN: 9781616898366

Retail: $17.95 | £12.99 | €17

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Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) has exhibited widely throughout the world since the early 1950s. In 1965, Walter Hopps organized a solo exhibition of the artist’s sculptures and drawings at the Pasadena Art Museum (now Norton Simon Museum) in California, where the artist completed a residency at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop the same year. Other solo presentations include those held at the San Francisco Museum of Art (1973); Fresno Art Museum, California (traveled to Oakland Museum of California; 2001-2002); de Young Museum, San Francisco (2006); Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas (2012); and Norton Simon Museum of Art, California (2014).

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