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Twentysix gasoline stations

Author: Michalis Pichler; Edward Ruscha
Publisher: New York : Printed Matter, Inc. ; Berlin : "Greatest Hits", 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twentysix Gasoline Stations is Michalis Pichler's homage to Ed Ruscha, who published his groundbreaking and highly influential Twentysix Gasoline Stations in 1962. Pichler's version offers a more modern update, examining twenty-six German gas stations all owned by the same company and all displaying the same signage and architectural elements. At first glance, all twenty-six images appear to depict the same pristine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Artists' books
Photobooks
Pictorial works
Specimens
Named Person: Michalis Pichler; Michalis Pichler
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michalis Pichler; Edward Ruscha
ISBN: 9780894390449 0894390449
OCLC Number: 492257955
Notes: Depicts service stations of the identical design in northeastern Germany.
Based on: Twentysix gasoline stations / Edward Ruscha. 1962.
Description: 36 unnumbered pages : all color illustrations ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Twenty six gasoline stations
26 gasoline stations
Responsibility: Michalis Pichler.

Abstract:

Twentysix Gasoline Stations is Michalis Pichler's homage to Ed Ruscha, who published his groundbreaking and highly influential Twentysix Gasoline Stations in 1962. Pichler's version offers a more modern update, examining twenty-six German gas stations all owned by the same company and all displaying the same signage and architectural elements. At first glance, all twenty-six images appear to depict the same pristine and brightly-colored generic structure. Only upon further examination, aided by Pichler's captions, does the reader get the full extent of the joke, which is punctuated by the book's final image: a disembodied hand holding an excerpt from Ruscha in which he explains "the eccentric stations were the ones I threw out"--Printed Matter website.
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