L.A.: as suggested by the art of Edward Ruscha

United States, 1981

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Edward Ruscha’s paintings, drawings and photographs are the point of departure for this impressionistic study of Los Angeles’ buildings, apartment houses, palm trees, swimming pools, cars and signs, enhanced by the city’s unique winter light. Features music by Gershwin, Django Reinhardt, Eric Satie, Czerny, M. Lecudna. Suitable for middle and upper secondary levels.

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Gary Conklin Films


Gary Conklin



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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cities and towns - United States

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Los Angeles (Calif.)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art - Themes, motives

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - United States

Crafts & Visual Arts → Impressionism (Art)

Crafts & Visual Arts → Ruscha, Edward


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Art - Study and teaching

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Educational & Instructional → Educational films

People → Ruscha, Edward

Places → Cities and towns - Interpretive programs

Places → Los Angeles (Calif.)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States






16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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