Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles, 1967
Original white wrappers with orange lettering covered by glassine dust jacket, 48 pp with 34 captioned black & white photographic illustrations. Self-published, Los Angeles, CA. First edition limited to 2,413 unnumbered copies.
10h x 8w in
Small section of dust jacket is torn away on the front upper left corner, inside blank page showing several small dots of staining, lower right corner bumped with slight creasing throughout book.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Ed Ruscha created a series of 16 small, self-published books that became the catalyst for the way artists could approach the book form. Thirty-four Parking Lots was Ruscha's fifth photographically illustrated artist book, and the largest in format of his self-published works of the sixties. For it, Ruscha hired local aerial photographer Art Alanis to capture grand, bird's eye views of parking lots for such places as Universal City, The May Company, Dodger Stadium, among others - all completely devoid of cars.