In 1965, Ed Ruscha published Some Los Angeles Apartments, the third in his ongoing series of photographic books, and completed a group of ten related drawings that depict examples of the ubiquitous Southern California apartment building. This is the catalogue for his 2013 exhibition of the same name, held at the Kunstmuseum Basel. They are based on the photographs Ruscha made of the apartment buildings. Also included are photographs from Ruscha’s Gasoline Stations series of 1962. By juxtaposing preparatory studies, drawings, and photographs, Ruscha’s working method is highlighted and the significance of photography for his passage between abstraction and realism made evident.