Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles
[Los Angeles]: Edward Ruscha, 1967. First edition. Perfect-bound printed wrappers, with original glassine wrapper. The folding flap to the last image is present. Some toning to glassine, top edge of rear panel slightly creased with a small chip, overall near fine.
"When he was working on Thirtyfour Parking Lots, Ruscha commissioned aerial photographer Art Alanis to take the photographs and told him to shoot all the empty lots he came across. While the images in the book are striking, especially those lots with herringbone patterning, Ruscha found even more to interest him in the photographs' unexpected visual features, such as the oil droppings on the ground revealed by photographing the lots without cars." (Engberg & Phillpot, Ed Ruscha Editions, B5) "Ed Ruscha's works still retain their capacity to surprise, delight, and puzzle in equal measure.... they have been much exhibited, written about, and analyzed, yet they somehow are still objects of mystery and fascination, beguiling in their utter simplicity and immutable rightness." (Parr and Badger, The Photobook, vol II, pp 140-141). Item #2263