Ed Ruscha and Photography

Ed Ruscha and Photography Since the beginning of Ed Ruscha s career in the late s photography has been both an inspiration and a source of discovery This volume thoroughly traces Ruscha s engagement with photography and r

  • Title: Ed Ruscha and Photography
  • Author: Ed Ruscha
  • ISBN: 9783865210173
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since the beginning of Ed Ruscha s career in the late 1950s, photography has been both an inspiration and a source of discovery This volume thoroughly traces Ruscha s engagement with photography and reveals how his photographic works shed new light on his career as a whole In preparing this volume and the related exhibition, the artist has worked closely with Whitney MusSince the beginning of Ed Ruscha s career in the late 1950s, photography has been both an inspiration and a source of discovery This volume thoroughly traces Ruscha s engagement with photography and reveals how his photographic works shed new light on his career as a whole In preparing this volume and the related exhibition, the artist has worked closely with Whitney Museum curator Sylvia Wolf to share his artistic process and reveal the importance of photography to his art in other mediums Wolf remarks, Ed Ruscha s books are among the most original achievements in the art of the 1960s and 1970s, and are the photographic works he is most known for There have, however, been pictures tucked away in boxes in his studio and photographs that are unpublished or rarely seen, which shed light on Ruscha s career as a whole This volume considers all facets of Ruscha s photographic production, selecting from the Whitney Museum s exceptional recent acquisition of a major body of the artist s original photographic works and unique early pieces Included are reproductions of original prints from Ruscha s photographic books Twenty six Gasoline Stations, Various Small Fires and Milk, Some Los Angeles Apartments, Thirty Four Parking Lots in Los Angeles, Royal Road Test, Babycakes with Weights, and Real Estate Opportunities, as well as several photographs Ruscha never published, in particular 16 images from Twentysix Gasoline Stations not included in the book Unique vintage photographs from a seven month tour of Europe in 1961 are featured photographs from Austria, England, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Yugoslavia feature many motifs and stylistic elements that have marked Ruscha s work over the past 40 years, in particular his interest in typography and signage, and his strong graphic sensibility.

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    1. Tosh

      What was needed was a book focusing on Ed Ruscha's photographic works and this is the book. The photo image of Ruscha is very much part of the paintings and conceptual thinking of his work. I think his 'Sunset Strip" book is a modern masterpiece that needs to be known to a greater audience. In the early 60's he took photographs of both sides of the street, and it's a fantastic document as well as a moving statement of sorts about urban life and its after-effects.

    2. Michael Vagnetti

      The photographs are not styled because they are tools that give you information about what things look like flat, "a vehicle," without excessive style, without nostalgia, so that you can change it with paint. So although almost none of these photographs is interesting enough to look at again, they had to be looked at enough times tot tired of the world you could see through a camera. I think that the photographs were a stand-in for words until those started showing up in the paintings. The writi [...]

    3. A

      Ed Ruscha is not often known for his photography. This is a beautiful catalog of his photograph, sometimes juxtaposed with his paintings, drawings and collages. This is a wonderful book.

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