Ed Ruscha: A Kind Of Huh?

My interest in researching the history of Ed Ruscha’s little book Twenty-six Gasoline Stations developed slowly.

It began with a short paper delivered at the symposium Revisiting Conceptual Art, at the Courtauld Institute, London, in 2004.

Longer versions were subsequently delivered at two conferences in 2009: The Photobook at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Entre Documentation et Fiction: La photographie dans le livre d’artiste at the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

The papers delivered at the Birkbeck conference were developed for publication in The Photobook: From Talbot to Ruscha and Beyond, edited by Patrizia di Bello, Colette Wilson and Shamoon Zamir and published by I B Tauris in 2012.

Extracts from my essay, ‘A Kind of ‘Huh?’: the Siting of Twenty-six Gasoline Stations’ were placed on the I B Tauris blog at: www.theibtaurisblog.com

The picture here shows the title page of the copy of Twenty-six Gasoline Stations held by the Library at the former University of Wales, Newport and discussed in the essay.

Newport Library copy