Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass, 1968
Original white wrappers with black lettering, 48 pp with 9 color photographic illustrations of generic very blue swimming pools, and 1 of a broken glass against a blue background, interspersed among 52 blank pages. Self-published, Los Angeles, CA. First (and only) edition limited to 4,000 unnumbered copies.
7h x 7 1/2w in
Missing glassine dust jacket, front and back cover shows soiling, spine shows browning, back lower outer corner bumped with a little creasing, slight browning to the edges of the book pages.
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. This was Ruscha's eighth artist book. The photos in it were all taken of swimming pools at low-rent Las Vegas hotels.