Made possible by a gift from Margaret Breitenbach

Cornelia Breitenbach, an assistant professor of design at UCLA, earned international recognition for her work in experimental textiles and manipulation of surface and color, and her performance exhibits of "wearable art." Ms. Breitenbach studied art and constructed textiles at the University of Hamburg before completing her master's degree in textile design at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She joined the faculty at UCLA in 1975, where she instilled in her students a drive for excellence and a concern for creative and experimental approaches. After Ms. Breitenbach's tragic death in 1984, Margaret Breitenbach decided to honor her daughter's memory by establishing a collection endowment for the Arts Library. The Cornelia Breitenbach Memorial Fund in the Arts provides support for acquiring materials related to textile design, textiles of various cultures and general design. One of Ms. Breitenbach's etchings is incorporated into the design of the bookplate that adorns materials acquired with the fund.

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