“California Institute of the Arts: Prologue to a Community” Arts in Society Vol. 7 No. 3

"De Bretteville launched her now-legendary career at a new West Coast arts institution born of a nontraditional vision that emphasized conceptual thinking over formal skill: the California Institute of the Arts. She joined the design school faculty in 1969 and worked in-house as a designer for CalArts itself. One of her early projects was to co-edit and design an issue of Arts in Society, an interdisciplinary journal of the University of Wisconsin that was published irregularly, between one and four times a year, but always with a theme. De Bretteville chose to create a record of the conversation between CalArts provost Herb Blau and one of his friends during the 10-year development period after the school opened, in 1961. Through letters and other correspondence, combined with photographs of noteworthy characters and current events, including civil-rights activism and the Altamont rock concert, de Bretteville presented a portrait of the cultural landscape that helped shape CalArts and its students." –Louise Sandhaus, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986