Royal Road Test

Ed Ruscha, Royal Road Test

Ed Ruscha
Royal Road Test

Photographs: Ed Ruscha

54 pages

Pictures: 36

Year: 1967

Comments: Softcover, spiral bound, 235 mm x 155 mm. First edition. 1000 copies. Published by Mason Williams and Edward Ruscha, Los Angles, California. Scarce in very good condition.

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"Royal Road Test” is a collaboration between Edward Ruscha, Mason Williams and Patrick Blackwell. It is a picture book story of a Royal manual typewriter as it is tossed out of the window of a 1963 Buick travelling at ninety miles per hour. Ruscha is cast in the role of the driver, Blackwell the photographer and Williams the thrower. The core of the book is a photographic examination of the remains of the subsequently damaged typewriter strewn over a distance, analyzing the end of an automobile prototype.

"It was too directly bound to its own anguish to be anything other than a cry of negation ; carrying within itself, the seeds ot its own destruction." From the authors



Ed Ruscha, Royal Road Test

Ed Ruscha, Royal Road Test

Ed Ruscha, Royal Road Test

Ed Ruscha, Royal Road Test

Ed Ruscha, Royal Road Test

Ed Ruscha, Royal Road Test

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