Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980 (Hardcover)

Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980

By Rebecca Peabody (Editor), Andrew Perchuk (Editor), Glenn Phillips (Editor)

Getty Research Institute, 9781606060728, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2011



"This volume is published for the occasion of the Getty's citywide grant initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945-1980 and accompanies the exhibition Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture 1950- 1970, held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles."

About the Author

At the Getty Research Institute, Rebecca Peabody is manager of research projects; Andrew Perchuk is deputy director; Glenn Phillips is principal project specialist and consulting curator in the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art; and Rani Singh is senior research associate in the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art.

Praise For Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980

 "As a journal of record, the volume fills in innumerable lacunae.  The post-war New York art scene has dominated the text books for far too long; this necessary resource redresses the balance with authority, wit and academic rigour, convincing the reader that it is indeed time for this history to be set down."—The Art Newspaper

 "The book is heavy on gorgeous reproductions of iconic L.A. artwork, and, ambitious in scale and scope, represents a significant effort and achievement."—Publishers Weekly 


"Consider [Pacific Standard Time] the missing general textbook on the rise, fall and transformation of post-World War II art produced in Los Angeles."--Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times