New Rules Next Week
Corita Kent's Legacy through the Eyes of Twenty Artists and Writers
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.
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. Contributers include Gail Anderson, Lisa Congdon, and Jeffrey Gibson.
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.
Designed by Kristen Hewitt
Published by Chronicle, 2023
Hardcover, 88 pages, full color, 6 × 8 inches