[Photography / Artist's Books]. Ruscha, Edward, with Ken Price and Joe Goode.


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Hollywood, California: Heavy Industry Publications, (1969). First edition. 8-3/4 x 6 inches. Unpaginated, approx. 200pp, nearly all printed recto only. Plain brown cardstock wrappers, in white dust jacket printed in orange. Light spotting to endpapers; dust jacket lightly spotted, with slight bumping to top edges, and fading to spine and part of title on front panel. Very Good. Good dust jacket.

Photographic interpretation of the story, "How to Derive the Maximum Enjoyment from Crackers," by Mason Williams, which is printed on the rear flap of the dust jacket. The action follows the Man (Larry Bell) as he goes to a room he's rented in a flop house, covers the bed with salad greens, and then takes the elegant Woman (Léon Bing) out in a fancy car to the flop house. After convincing the woman to undress and lie down on the salad greens, he pours five gallons of her favorite salad dressing on top of her, then snaps his fingers, says he forgot the crackers, and tells her not to move while he runs to the store for them. He then purchases a box of cheap crackers, goes to a suite of rooms he's rented in a fine hotel, undresses, and lays in bed eating the crackers. Maximum enjoyment!

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