Ed Ruscha. Records. Photographs by Jerry McMillan. Heavy Industry Publications, 1971. 72. pp Duodecimo (7 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.). First and only edition (2000 copies). Stiff printed wrappers. No jacket as issued. 60 black-and-white reproductions.
Ruscha's fifteenth artist book, "Records" is a characteristically deadpan inventory of thirty randomly selected vinyl LPs (and their album cover graphics) from the artist's music library circa 1971. "I wanted to chop a little piece out of my life and put it in a book," Ruscha has said.