A Few Palm Trees

Ed Ruscha

Before creating this book, Ruscha had considered making a book called Seventeen Hollywood Palm Trees, for which he mocked up several cover designs. The original project, which was never realised, evolved into A Few Palm Trees. According to the artist's introductory caption, the camera faced west on all photos.

Artist
Ed Ruscha (b.1937)
Title
A Few Palm Trees
Medium
Black and white offset printing on 80 lb. Vicksburg Vellum text paper
Date
1971
Edition
From the first (only) edition of 3,900 copies
Exterior
Softcover; black Hammermill duro-Glo cover paper
Binding
Sewn and glued
Size
17.8 x 14.0 x 0.5 cm : 7 x 5 1/2 x 3/16 in. (closed dimensions)
Pages
64 (14 pages with photographic illustrations, 14 pages containing captions only, 1 title page, 1 copyright page, 34 blank pages)
Inscriptions
This copy SIGNED by the artist on the first blank page
Printer
G.R. Huttner Lithography, Burbank, California
Publisher
Heavy Industry Publications, Hollywood
Notes
In very good condition, some minor losses to the very edges of the upper and lower softcover; some minor handling creases and marks to softcover
Literature
Engberg / Philpott B13
Reference
C14-12
Status
No longer available

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