New Rules Next Week: Corita Kent's Legacy through the Eyes of Twenty Artists and Writers (Hardcover)
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Twenty contemporary artists and writers reimagine Corita Kent's iconic creative manifesto.
Known for her vibrant and powerful serigraphs, Corita Kent left an equally important legacy through her teaching. In the late 1960s, she and her students at the Immaculate Heart College developed their Art Department Rules. From "Consider everything an experiment" to "Be happy whenever you can manage it," these ten deceptively simple principles capture the magic of Corita’s approach to creativity, culture, and activism. In this volume, ten writers and ten artists look back at the rules and show us how vital and resonant they remain today. The wide-ranging roster of contributors includes Vashti Harrison, Lisa Congdon, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, Dan Paley, and Erin Jang.
COMPELLING AND INSPIRING ARTIST: Corita Kent was a Roman Catholic nun, a wildly popular pop artist, a social justice advocate, and a beloved art teacher. Her Art Department Rules continue to speak to people today. This book celebrates the way Corita's work resonates through contemporary art and offers inspiration for your own creative practice.
TWENTY AMAZING CONTRIBUTORS: Illustrators, designers, educators, curators, former students and colleagues of Corita's—the illustrious contributors to this volume offer a kaleidoscope of perspectives on the artist's legacy.
PERFECT GIFT: This book makes an impactful gift for creative minds, especially students. The ten rules offer encouragement and guidance to anyone who aspires to begin or expand an artistic practice.
- Fans of Corita Kent’s artwork, teaching, and activism
- Art school students, creative professionals, and artists of all kinds
- Devotees of the “Pop Art Nun,” Andy Warhol, Ben Shahn, and activist art
- Fans of art- and activism-focused coffee table books, art retrospectives, and creativity workbooks like The Artist’s Way
About the Author
Corita Kent (1918–1986) was a former Roman Catholic nun who became a 1960s pop art legend. She headed the art department at the Immaculate Heart College, where she created her 10 Art Department Rules. In 1968, she left the order and moved to Boston to focus exclusively on her art. She remained in Boston until her death in 1986, leaving behind almost 800 serigraph editions, thousands of watercolors, and innumerable public and private commissions. Her work has been shown at major museums across the country, including the Whitney, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2016 she received the American Institute of Graphic Arts Medal.