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Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 2003 - Otis College of Art and Design’s Millard Sheets Library joins other prestigious libraries around the world selected by Charta to receive 101 quality art publications. Otis Board of Governors Chair Fred Fisher, and Charta founder Giuseppe Liverani arranged the generous donation.
Headquartered in Milan, Charta is a highly respected publishing house with a 360-degree perspective on art: painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, fashion, and artist writings, distributed both nationally and internationally. Charta’s library donation program consists of 101 books selected from their catalogue that boasts nearly 900 publications. Past recipients include the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wifredo Lam (Cuba), and National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare.
“Charta’s generous donation is a wonderful addition to our library which already includes over 45,000 books focused primarily in broad areas of art and design,” said Sue Maberry, Otis’ Director of Library and Instructional Technology, “Among our holdings are a special collection of 3,000 artists' books, which include works by important contemporary artists such as Ed Ruscha, Joseph Beuys, and Vito Acconci. Charta’s books, especially those by contemporary Italian and Chinese artists such as Constantin Nivola and Zhang Huan, will significantly round out our collection.”
“Charta believes strongly in supporting and educating the next generation of artists and designers,” said Liverani, “We are thrilled that our titles will now be available to and appreciated by Otis students, faculty and the larger community that visit the library.”