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Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th Century

Allen Ruppersberg & Geoff Kaplan in conversation
Moderated by Constance M. Lewallen

The Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th century is the first publication to look at the complete range of Ruppersberg’s diverse practice from 1978 to 2012. It focuses on nine important projects from that period, and delves into the texts, images, films, records and historical moments that were particularly influential to the artist. Drawing from the ephemera and pre-digital materials that sparked Ruppersberg’s thinking behind each work, the Sourcebook offers an insight into the artist’s interest in 20th century popular culture.

The book has been brilliantly designed by Geoff Kaplan (General Working Group), an editor, educator and designer based in San Francisco. This event brings the two together to discuss their collaborative process in creating the book and the selection of materials it comprises. The discussion will be moderated by Constance M. Lewallen.


Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th century
Edited by Allen Ruppersberg
Foreword by Kate Fowle, introduction by Constance M. Lewallen.
Softcover, with French-fold jacket, 284 pages.
Full Color. 8.5 x 11 inches. 2014.
Published by Independent Curators International (ICI) and distributed by Distributed Art Publishers (D.A.P.) and Walther König Books.
ISBN: 9780916365844
$ 39.95 + shipping

Click here to order, or to learn more about the publication.