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    DescriptionEd Ruscha's relationship to photography is complex and ambivalent. The world-class painter--and author of a 1972 New York Times article called "'I'm Not Really a Photographer'"--has been known to refer to his work in this second medium as a "hobby," despite considerable, persistent critical interest. Whether he likes it or not, the small albums of plainly-shot, snapshot-sized images he produced in the 1960s and 70s, including Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations, intrigued his contemporaries and earned him an unshakable reputation. How? His subject matter was neither purely documentary nor solely artistic, in fact it was stereotypical and banal, with motifs drawn from the car-dominated western landscape. That rebellious material, along with his serial presentation, made for a mythical road-movie or photo-novel effect with Beat Generation overtones. The combination attracted artists and critics both, especially while serial logic was prominent in Pop art and Minimalism, and then retained that interest later as serial work became prominent in Conceptual art. Critics have remained attentive for decades, and Ruscha's influence remains apparent in new work in Europe and North America. Ed Ruscha, Photographer departs from earlier collections to explore how these images--and all of Ruscha's work in disciplines including painting, drawing, printmaking and photography--are guided and shaped by a single vision.


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    Title
    Ed Ruscha, Photographer
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Margit Rowell, Edited by Adam D. Weinberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 267 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783865212061
    ISBN 10: 3865212069
    Classifications

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
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    B&T General Subject: 625
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    B&T Approval Code: A06306400
    DC22: 770.92
    BISAC V2.8: ART026000
    DC22: 779.092
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: ART015100
    Libri: FOTO2500, P0039727
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TR647 .R87 2006
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGC, AB, AGA, AJCD
    Edition
    13002
    Edition statement
    2., Aufl.
    Illustrations note
    140 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Steidl Publishers
    Imprint name
    Steidl Verlag
    Publication date
    12 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Gottingen
    Author Information
    Margit Rowell is an art historian, critic and museum curator working mostly in Paris and New York. Working independently today, her earlier long-term affiliations were with the Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she organized exhibitions of classical modern and contemporary artists (among them Joan Miró, Constantin Brancusi, Sigmar Polke, and Luciano Fabro). In 2004, she organized a major exhibition of the drawings of Ed Ruscha for the Whitney Museum of American Art, which traveled to Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and inspired the present study of Ed Ruscha's photographs.