Publisher: New York: Whitney Museum of American Art and Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112490
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine beige paper-covered boards with linen spine and title stamped in white on cover and spine, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Ed Ruscha. Foreword by Adam D. Weinberg. Text by Sylvia Wolf. Includes a conversation between Wolf and Ruscha, a list of illustrations, bibliography, and an index. Designed by Lorraine Wild and Robert Ruehlman. 292 pp., with 79 four-color and 211 duotone plates beautifully printed by Steidl from separations done in Steidl's digital darkroom. 11-1/8 x 8-3/8 inches. Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Ed Ruscha and Photography," organized by Sylvia Wolf, Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 2004.
From the publisher: "Ed Ruscha and Photography thoroughly traces Ruscha's engagement with photography, and reveals how his photographic works shed light on his career as a whole. Ruscha's photographic books had a profound influence on the emergence of conceptual art in the 1960s and 1970s and on the work of contemporary artists and photographers, including American artists Lewis Baltz, Dan Graham, and Robert Venturi, and German photographers Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky. While Ruscha's books are his signature works, he has made numerous photographs over the past forty-five years that are previously unpublished or unknown. Ed Ruscha and Photography details Ruscha's first engagement with photography, his photography books, his hiatus from the medium, and his new appreciation of its impact on his career."