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Various small books : referencing various small books by Ed Ruscha

Author: Jeffrey T Brouws; Phil Taylor, (Art historian); Mark Rawlinson; Edward Ruscha
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2013]
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In the 1960s and 1970s, the artist Ed Ruscha created a series of small photo-conceptual artist's books, among them Twentysix Gas Stations, Various Small Fires, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Real Estate Opportunities, and A Few Palm Trees. Featuring mundane subjects photographed prosaically, with idiosyncratically deadpan titles, these "small books" were sought after, collected, and  Read more...
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Named Person: Edward Ruscha; Edward Ruscha; Edward Ruscha; Edward Ruscha; Edward Ruscha
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey T Brouws; Phil Taylor, (Art historian); Mark Rawlinson; Edward Ruscha
ISBN: 9780262018777 0262018772
OCLC Number: 795575235
Description: 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Like trading dust for oranges : Ed Ruscha and things of interest --
Various small books 1954-1987 --
Various small books 1991-2000 --
Various small books 2002 2006 --
Various small books 2007-2008 --
Various small books 2009 --
Various small books 2010 Various small books 2011.
Responsibility: edited and compiled by Jeff Brouws, Wendy Burton, and Hermann Zschiegner ; text by Phil Taylor with an essay by Mark Rawlinson.

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In the 1960s and 1970s, the artist Ed Ruscha created a series of small photo-conceptual artist's books, among them Twentysix Gas Stations, Various Small Fires, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Real Estate Opportunities, and A Few Palm Trees. Featuring mundane subjects photographed prosaically, with idiosyncratically deadpan titles, these "small books" were sought after, collected, and loved by Ruscha's fans and fellow artists. Over the past thirty years, close to 100 other small books that appropriated or paid homage to Ruscha's have appeared throughout the world. This book collects ninety-one of these projects, showcasing the cover and sample layouts from each along with a description of the work. It also includes selections from Ruscha's books and an appendix listing all known Ruscha book tributes. These small books revisit, imitate, honor, and parody Ruscha in form, content, and title. Some rephotograph his subjects: Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Forty Years Later. Some offer a humorous variation: Various Unbaked Cookies (which concludes, as did Ruscha's Various Small Fires, with a glass of milk),

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At once celebratory, serious, and challenging, the collection gracefully offers new points of inquiry for considering an artist whose core questions remain wonderfully unresolved. Publishers Weekly Read more...

 
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