31 May 2007
Every Building on the Sunset Strip. Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha, 1966 [but 1971]. Octavo (140 x 172mm). Black and white photographs in 9 sections tipped together and folded in concertina, as issued. Original white wrappers, spine and front cover printed in silver, original silver paper covered slipcase (short, shallow crease on spine).
'NOT ONLY THE MOST PHYSICALLY AMBITIOUS OF RUSCHA'S BOOKS, BUT ALSO THE MOST FLAMBOYANT (The Photobook). 'Ruscha's books and the photos in them have had a greater influence on younger artists and photographers than his paintings' (101 Books). A FINE COPY. This second edition differs only in that the final image is flush with the edge of the page. Cf. (for the first ed.): 101 Books, pp. 182-185; The Open Book, pp.198-99; The Photobook, vol. II, pp.142-3; Regards à travers le livre 138.
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