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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Architecture/ Landscape/ Interiors Faculty Member Chava Danielson in Dwell Magazine

The work of architects Chava Danielson and Eric Haas of DSH // architecture is featured in Dwell’s May 2015 issue.
 
A midcentury insurance building in Los Angeles finds a new life as Larchmont Charter High School's home. Preserving key elements of a 1955 Welton Becket–designed building, DSH // architecture's innovative adaptive reuse transformed the former New York Life Insurance headquarters into four stories of generous, light-filled classrooms, all with fresh air and views of the city.
 

Award-Winning Architecture Firm studio mk27 to Present at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA - March 18, 2015 - The internationally renowned architecture firm studio mk27 will present the seventh annual Donghia Designer-in-Residency lecture on March 25, 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The Donghia Designer-in-Residency is hosted by the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design, and consists of a one-week Master Class on Otis’ Westchester campus between March 20 and 25, culminating with a public lecture at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

Constructions

An interior or exterior environment is designed, documented and constructed.

Prerequisite: ARLI454 Studio V

Interior Development

An interior space, including all finishes, lighting, furniture and integrated custom components, is designed, developed and represented in orthographic drawings and rendered views.

Prerequisite: ARLI352 Studio III

Studio VI: Architecture and Landscape

Design theory, process, architecture and landscape technologies are applied to the problem of a building, or buildings, integrated with landscape.

Prerequisite: ARLI454 Studio V, ARLI 260 Technologies + Ecologies I

Studio IV: Interior Architecture

Design theory, process, building and interior technologies are applied to the problem of a residential program sited within an existing building.

Prerequisites: ARLI352 Studio III, ARLI360 Technologies + Ecologies III

History + Theory II: Industrial Era to the Present

Surveys the manifestation of cultural, political, religious, and economic forces through architecture, landscapes and interiors from the industrial era to the present.

Required for Architecture/Landscape/Interiors majors.

Digital Media II-B: Digital Modeling, Rendering, and Fabrication

Digital modeling, rendering, and fabrication techniques are introduced and practiced.

Prerequisite: ARLI271 Digital Media II-A.
Co-requisite: ARLI252 Studio II

Technologies + Ecologies II: Interior Technology

Sources, materials, methods, detailing, fabrication, and documentation of “nonstructural” building components— building finishes, architectural woodwork and cabinetry, interior finishes and FF&E—are studied through lectures, readings, field trips and projects.

Prerequisite: ARLI250 Studio I

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