Bibliography

Personal Papers

Ruth Asawa’s personal papers are housed at Stanford University Libraries. For information regarding access, please email your request to specialcollections@stanford.edu.

Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA

Online Archive of California Finding Aid

Books/Catalogues

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Cornell, Daniell, et al. The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa: Contours in the Air.  San Francisco, CA: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and University of California Press. 2006.

Harris, Mary Emma. The Arts at Black Mountain College. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 1987.

Molesworth, Helen and Ruth Erickson. Leap Before You Look. Boston, MA: Institute of Contemporary Art and New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 2016.

Storr, Robert and Jonathan Laib. Ruth Asawa: Line by Line. Exhibition catalogue. New York, NY: Christie’s, 2015.

Yau, John, Jonathan Laib and Nicholas F. Weber. Ruth Asawa: Objects & Apparitions.  New York, NY: Christie’s, 2013.

Interviews

Art, Competence, and Citywide Cooperation for San Francisco. Bancroft Library Interview. 1980, 220 pp. Interview with Harriet Nathan.

Oral History Interview with Ruth Asawa and Albert Lanier. Archives of American Art. 2002 June 21-July 5. Interview with Mark Johnson and Paul Karlstrom.

Films

Ruth Asawa: On Form and Growth, Dir. Robert Snyder. Masters and Masterworks Productions Inc., 1978.  Running time is 30 minutes, grades 7 and up. ISBN: 1-55974-530-4.

Articles

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Cotter, Holland. “Are All-Women Shows Good or Bad for Art?” The New York Times, March 16, 2016.

Archer, Sarah. “Maker to Market: Ruth Asawa Reappraised.”  The Journal of American Craft, Vol. 8, Issue 2, July 2015, pp. 141-154.

Brooks, Katherine. “14 Women Who’ve Changed the Way We Think About Design.” The Huffington Post, June 25, 2015.

Martin, Douglas. “Ruth Asawa, an Artist Who Wove Wire, Dies at 87.The New York Times, August 17, 2013.

KQED. “SPARK Educator Guide: Ruth Asawa.” SPARK Program 314. Accessed 2016-03-08.

 

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