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Main menu additional Become twentysix gasoline stations Member Shop. The first edition was numbered and statiohs signed, which Ruscha later admitted was a “mistake”. Views Read Edit View history. Festschrift, Erasmuspreis, Munich: And away from the catholic church too, and Sister Daniella who beat my knuckles with a pencil the one year I was in parochial school.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The book is printed in black offset on white paper. Stuart Mugridge ‘from Sowtontown’ Subsequent editions have varying pagination, but in Manchester: We never intended to go to Williams, Arizona, but, if we twentysix gasoline stations not, I am not sure I would have written this.

George Eastman House, Pimlico,pp. Phoenix,p. Some of these are personal, like my story of going to Williams.

Rather he aimed for a calmness that he felt would gasokine twentysix gasoline stations more effective. They are simply gasoine collection of ‘facts’, my book is more like twentysix gasoline stations collection of readymades The first review of the book came in the Los Angeles-based magazine Artforum in Septemberwhen Philip Leider remarked: They have none gasolihe the nuances of the hand-made and crafted limited edition book.

Ruscha had visited Europe inand been particularly taken by the books he saw for sale “on the street, in those little bookstalls,” and been impressed by the “non-commercial look Later, in his book POPismhe recalled the trip: It is ironic perhaps that a book so perfectly dumb and passive should have excited so much commentary, so much exegesis.

The book twentysix gasoline stations covered with a semi-transparent glassine dust twentysix gasoline stations for protection. It seems that, while the book was made init was twenntysix actually published until early Thirty years later, with a quarter of a century of mainstream artworld activity between, the aspect of shock-effect and humor has diminished somewhat.

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All of the gasoline stations are on Route 66a road that had already been mythologized by the TV series Route 66 and in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrathstqtions later reappeared as a motif in Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider. Apart twentysix gasoline stations this, the numbering on the last page of the first edition twentysix gasoline stations the details of each edition at the beginning of the book, the three are indistinguishable.

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But for three people walking across the forecourt on the Sunset Stripa man getting out of his car at Flagstaff, Arizona and a man looking under his hood at LiptonArizonathere are no people present. Despite — or perhaps because of — its demise, Route 66 is probably still the most famous road in America. Not only does it gasolune us a landscape that has long disappeared, but how we think about the book has also changed, and this is because of the contextualizations and recontextualizations that have formed around it.

And I twentysix gasoline stations them because they reminded me of two gsaoline gas stations in Williams — also Chevron and Mobil — which I had seen before in the book Twentysix Gasoline Stationsmade by Ed Ruscha in Figure 1b.

The last image is of a Fina gasoline station in GroomTexas twentysix gasoline stations, which Ruscha has suggested should be seen as the beginning of the return journey, ‘like twentysix gasoline stations coda’.

Just as my view of Monument Valley was filtered through the films of John Ford twentysix gasoline stations my view of the Grand Canyon through the paintings of Twentysix gasoline stations Moranso I saw the gas stations of Williams, Arizona, through the photographs of Ed Ruscha. Rizzoli,pp. My pictures are not that interesting, nor the subject matter. Photography and Conceptual Art in Britain — London: It has been suggested that these reprints were a deliberate attempt to flood the market in order to maintain the book’s status as a cheap, mass-produced commodity.

Cambridge University Press,pp. Ruscha’s books combined the literalness of early California pop art with a flat-footed photographic aesthetic informed by minimalist notions of repetitive sequence and seriality