[Edward Ruscha] Two titles: (1) Royal road test. Mason Williams. Edward Ruscha.
Patrick Blackwell. Los Angeles, M. Williams & E. Ruscha, 1971, third printing issued in 2000 copies, (60) p. (incl. a few blanks at beginning and end), 36 photographic illustrations (2x across 2 pages), original spiralbound wrapper, 24 x 16 cm. (very good copy).
The first and second printing appeared in 1967 and 1969, both in 1000 copies. In 1980 a fourth printing appeared. The book concerns a typewriter of the Royal brand (Model "X"), which is thrown out of a car travelling at 90 mph by the artist team. Ruscha was the driver, Williams the thrower and Blackwell the photographer. The book contains all aspects of the destructive consequences of the throw in both images and words. With 1 more on Edward Ruscha. (total 2)