Ed Ruscha: Some Los Angeles Apartments. Published by the artist, 1970 (second edition of 3000 copies; originally published 1965 in an edition of 700 copies). 48 pp. Duodecimo (7 x 5 1/2 in.). Stiff printed wrappers. 34 black-and-white reproductions. Original glassine protector.
"In the 1960s, Ed Ruscha more or less reinvented the artist’s book. By turning away from the craftsmanship and luxury status that typified the livre d’artiste in favor of the artistic idea or concept, expressed simply through photographs and text, Ruscha opened the genre to the possibilities of mass-production and distribution. Some Los Angeles Apartments, with its straightforward presentation of modern California domestic buldings, celebrated the vernacular architecture of Southern California."--from the amazing Pacific Standard Time website
Fine in Near Fine glassine that has slight loss to upper corner.