Preview
Click to preview Thirtyfour Parking Lots photo book

This self-published booklet is the first in a series of artist books dealing with photography in the age of Google image search. This one pays homage to Ed Ruscha's 'Thirtyfour Parking Lots' originally published in 1967.

The original book contains 34 areal views of empty parking lots taken by areal photographer Art Alanis. The aerials were taken during a one-and-a-half-hour shoot on a Sunday morning, when the lots were empty resulting in a survey of the Los Angeles urban landscape of the late sixties.

Ruscha included a detailed address for all but one parking lot, the only text that accompanied the pictures, thus the book became a roadmap to revisit the original places, transforming the original book into a programmatic device for my project 'Thirtyfour Parking Lots on Google Earth'.

Using Google Earth I simply typed in the exact addresses for each parking lot featured in the original book and took a screenshot from the resulting image query. I substituted Ruscha’s black and white images with the color screenshots, not changing any other aspect of the original book. I applied the same logic of using Google as my only image source and did a search for the original book cover and found a low-res image from the artnet database.

For more info and additional images see:
http://www.follow-ed.com/art/?p=20

or go to http://www.two-n.com

hhead106

About the Author

Hermann Zschiegner
hhead106 New York

Hermann is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He is the principal of TWO-N, INC – a New York based design studio working at the cross section of new media, graphic design, and the built-environment – committed to experimentation and collaboration in the fields of architecture, interaction design, data visualization, print design, and photography.

Hermann’s work will be shown at this years Rencontres d’Arles in the group show “FROM HERE ON”, curated by Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta , Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, and Joachim Schmid. Some of his books will be part of the ABC/POD show at Printed Matter, New York.

Together with artist Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton he is currently working on “Various Small Books“, a book about books made in homage or referencing the Artist Books of Ed Ruscha to be published by MIT Press early 2013.

Hermann is a member of the ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative.

Comments (4) Write a comment

hhead106

hhead106 says

@scottland: Thanks. Check out http://www.follow-ed.com/art/?p=20 for more pictures.

posted at 02:01pm Aug 19 PST

scottland

scottland says

very cool book....like it a lot

posted at 06:08pm Aug 17 PST

scottland

scottland says

very cool book....like it a lot

posted at 06:08pm Aug 17 PST

scottland

scottland says

very cool book....like it a lot

posted at 06:08pm Aug 17 PST

Type any name - Arts & Photography photo book
Published July 02, 2013
25min - Arts & Photography pocket and trade book
Published January 11, 2013
The Last Resort - Arts & Photography pocket and trade book
Published January 04, 2013
A New American Picture - Arts & Photography pocket and trade book
Published December 12, 2012
ASTRONOMICAL - Arts & Photography pocket and trade book
Published December 11, 2012
COVERED - Arts & Photography pocket and trade book
Published July 17, 2012
shoes - Arts & Photography pocket and trade book
Published April 09, 2012
coffee - Arts & Photography pocket and trade book
Published April 06, 2012
View More
Quantity

Blurb Sites

© 2014 Blurb