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Hardcover, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 64 pgs / 14 color / 14 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2021 p. 108   

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Preview our SPRING 2022 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

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Kathi Hofer: Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village

Text by Tressa Prisbrey, Kathi Hofer.

Kathi Hofer: Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village

An artist’s documentation of Grandma Prisbey’s legendary architectural tour de force

On the outskirts of Simi Valley, California, stands a cluster of 16 buildings designed and built by American artist Tressa Prisbrey (1896–1988). Between 1956 and 1972, Prisbrey laboriously mined a local landfill for glass bottles and shards of pottery to use in her construction of the collection of buildings now known as Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village. Prisbrey repurposed the discarded items as building material for sculptures, walkways, shrines and buildings initially intended to house her collection of around 17,000 pencils. The project is now a dazzling folkloric art environment composed of concrete and castoffs, dolls and debris.

Here, Austrian artist Kathi Hofer (born 1981) presents her documentation of the Bottle Village along with Prisbrey’s text and other supplementary materials.


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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/14/2021

Kathi Hofer to launch 'Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village' with special tour and signing

Kathi Hofer to launch 'Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village' with special tour and signing

Sunday, November 14, from 11 AM – 2 PM PST, Preserve Bottle Village will host a book launch to celebrate the publication of Kathi Hofer: Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village, published by Spector Books. Join artist and author Kathi Hofer on a special tour through the landmark Simi Valley art environment conceived and built by Tressa Prisbrey. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Please RSVP to preservebv@gmail.com. Your $15 admission fee and all book sales will support the upkeep of the village.
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