ED RUSCHA: Then and Now. Unpaginated, hundreds of color and b&w photographs. Oblong folio, cloth. Gottingen, Steidl, 2005.
In 1973 Ruscha mounted a camera with continuously-fed film on the back of a truck and made a panoramic image of the entire 12-mile length of Hollywood Boulevard, the same procedure he had used to make Every Building on the Sunset Strip in 1966. The Hollywood Boulevard photograph was never turned into an artist's book, but Ruscha preserved the negatives and has now made new panoramic photos, in color, of Hollywood Boulevard as it was in June, 2004. The vintage and contemporary panoramas have now been aligned side-by-side in this new publication, a project Ruscha calls, "a very democratic, unemotional look at the world."
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