Ruth Wallach
Ruth Wallach

Ruth Wallach is the head of the Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library at the University of Southern California. She has authored and co-authored publications in librarianship, public art, and the history of Los Angeles.

Recent Articles
Architectural Drawings Reveal Roots of 'California Modern'
Architectural Drawings Reveal Roots of 'California Modern'
Ruth Wallach examines hand-drawn sketches of mid-20th century Modern architecture in Southern California, an art form preserved in the archives of the Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library at USC.
Ranch Home Allure: The Dazzling Watercolors of Chris Choate
Ranch Home Allure: The Dazzling Watercolors of Chris Choate
For the first installment of Artbound's new series, From the Archives, USC Librarian Ruth Wallach examines architect Chris Choate's watercolor renderings of his collaborator Cliff May's ranch homes.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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