Ed Ruscha and Some Los Angeles Apartments

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Ed Ruscha and Some Los Angeles Apartments traces the evolution of the artist’s thinking about his photographs initially as the means to the end of his self-published photo books and eventually as works of art in and of themselves. Additionally, author Virginia Heckert discusses Ruscha’s photographs within the history of photographic documentation of vernacular architecture, using examples by such photographers as Carleton Watkins, Eugène Atget, and Walker Evans, as well as contemporary photographers, many of whom have acknowledged Ruscha as an influence.

Los Angeles–based contemporary artist Ed Ruscha is celebrated for his paintings, drawings, prints, and artist’s books, receiving widespread critical acclaim for over fifty years. His photobooks of the 1960s—such as Twentysix Gasoline StationsEvery Building on the Sunset StripSome Los Angeles Apartments, and Thirtyfour Parking Lots—capture the quintessential Los Angeles experience with its balance of the banal and the beautiful, and are known for their deadpan depiction of the city’s functional architecture.


- Paperback
- 100 pages, 8 x 10 x 1.3 inches
- 66 illustrations, 11 in color
- 2013

SKU: 16929
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