First edition. Marseille: Tacussel, 1910. Poor condition with cover and first page detached, missing spine label, rear cover missing, binding frail. Accompanied by note in ink by Claude Fredericks proclaiming the book to have been a gift from Alice B. Toklas, "probably June 1950". Fredericks (October 14, 1923 – January 11, 2013) was an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and teacher. Fredericks published Gertrude Stein at his Banyan Press (Blood on The Dining Room Floor and Things As They Are) and subsequently met Toklas in Paris in 1950. They became good friends.
Hardcover 8vo with DJ both in VG condition. Minor rubbing to DJ. Walker & Company, 1968. This copy is inscribed with an acorn drawing to Claude Fredericks. Fredericks (October 14, 1923 – January 11, 2013) was an American poet, playwright, printer, writer, and teacher. He was a professor of literature at Bennington College in Vermont for more than 30 years, from 1961 to 1993."
Bard College/CCS, 2007. ISBN: 1931493553/ Fine in flexible boards, 335 pages. Edited by Rhea Anastas with Michael Brenson. heavily illustrated.
"ALL BOOKS OF TADANORI YOKOO - THE COMPLETE WRITINGSNo place stated, no date (at least in English) - Bilingual text. The title of this comic book sized format with glossy pages is a bit of a misnomer. As the essay at rear states: this item "includes only publications written, edited, planned or overseen by Yokoo himself, either as the sole author or with co-authors or editors..." In other words it is a list of Yokoo ublications to date, not a collection of actual writings. With four books per page and descriptive texts in Japanese and English. This item does not appear on Yokoo's website or anywhere else we can find on the net. The likely publication date is the early 2000's. Someone chewed up along the spine, the front and rear covers are on their way to detaching.Some rubbing to covers. Additional photos upon request. 44 pages. Extremely rare.
Exhibition catalogue/staple-bound/Pat Hearn Gallery 1987Published on the occasion of an exhibition of new paintings by Philip Taaffe at the Pat Hearn Gallery, with Excerpts from a Dialogue Made During Collaboration Recorded in Lawrence, Kansas, On 1 February 1987. Edited by Diego Cortex and James Grauerholz. 10 pages, black and white images
Poster/Gagosian Gallery 20027" x 37" / from an exhibition in May-June 2002 at Gagosian Beverly Hills/ Depicted is a detail of "African Masks", 1984-85, 84" x 420" / Poster rolled in plastic mailer tube to which is affixed the mailing address of a well known art historian. Images depict four consecutive photos of the image.
New York, Seth Siegelaub / 1969 First edition/ stapled wrappers / 27.6x21.2cms, text in English, French and German / Black and white ills., 32 pp. Very Good Condition.
A Complete Facsimile. Ecstatic Peace Library, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-9972850-5-5. Flexi-bound cover, Swiss-bound, 800 pages. Musics was published, from 1975 to 1979, by musicians and artists on the London scene of free improvisation, focusing on the most innovative participants of their generation.Musics was a blueprint for the interdisciplinary activities of sound art, field recording, free improvisation, live electronics, 20th century composition & audio culture. It came out six times a year and ran for twenty-three hand-assembled issues. The journal covered improvised and non-western music alongside performance art, reflecting the broad interests of the so-called “second generation” of London’s improvisers, and provided a convivial focus point. Overlapping with the london musicians’ collective (lmc), the publication first launched in Spring of 1975, with the tagline: an impromental experivisation arts magazine and a manifesto that proposed the destruction of artificial boundaries, and linked Free Jazz, the academic ministrations of John Cage, Cornelius Cardew and K. Stockhausen and indigenous and non-European music. Musics was significant in the discussion of traditional Asian instruments as paths of equal value for the performance of musics.
Marcia Tucker & James Monte / Whitney Museum of American Art, 1969. Softcover / Very good Condition.Carl Andre, Michael Asher, Lynda Benglis, William Bollinger, John Duff, Rafael Ferrer, Robert Fiore, Philip glass, Eva Hesse, Neil Jenney, Barry Le Va, Robert Lobe, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Steve Reich, Robert Rohm, Robert Ryman, Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro, Michael Snow, Keith Sonnier, Richard Tuttle.
New York: Mode Records, 2016. Hardcover, 224 pages, English and German text. Includes audio DVD with complete, original "radio Happenings" programs - five hours of Cage & Feldman's conversations commercially available for the first time in digitally remastered sound from original analog tapes.
Akashic Books / 2013 / 200 p.Ian F. Svenonius's experience as an iconic underground rock musician--playing in such highly influential and revolutionary outfits as The Make-Up and The Nation of Ulysses--gives him special insight on techniques for not only starting but also surviving a rock 'n' roll group. Therefore, he's written an instructional guide, which doubles as a warning device, a philosophical text, an exercise in terror, an aerobics manual, and a coloring book.
Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd. / 1972 / 0442241402VG in VG d.j. 8vo. Color and b & w ills. Light shelf wear to d.j. overall with a one inch section torn away to top edge of rear panel
Herman B. Deutsche (Author) / Deirdre Stanforth (Illustrator) / Robert L. Crager & Company/ 1964 / 7th printingVG in VG d.j. 8vo. Light shelf wear and yellowing to price-clipped d.j. This collection of the Brennan family's distinctive Creole recipes was first issued in 1961 and has remained a favorite ever since.
Carl Solway Gallery / 1987NF unbound pages in illustrated NF card board box embellished with colored rubber bands.Comprising an idiosyncratic portrait of the enigmatic John Cage (1912-1992), Prepared Box for John Cage provides a sense of this composer, artist, and innovator’s influence on the creative life of his time. Produced as a deluxe catalogue for an exhibition organized by the Carl Solway Gallery at the 1987 Chicago International Art Exposition, the portfolio honors Cage on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday. Through the contributions of forty-five artists, composers, choreographers, curators, and writers, invited by artist Allan Kaprow—personal anecdotes, images, games, poems, essays, and scores—a multifaceted sketch of Cage emerges.
Imperfect Publishing / 2008 / 0981484603An updated version of the seminal 1994 classic volume on the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
Jack Falvey (author) / Wolo (illustrator)Nitty Gritty Productions / 1969 VG in illustrated orange wraps. Color ills throughout. Just light shelf wear to wrap with faint sunning to spine.
NEW PAPERBACKLeete's Island Books / 1977 / 0918172020An essay on aesthetics by the Japanese novelist, this book explores architecture, jade, food, and even toilets, combining an acute sense of the use of space in buildings. The book also includes descriptions of laquerware under candlelight and women in the darkness of the house of pleasure.
Armstrong Cork Company, Linoleum Division / Lancaster, PA / No DateVG in decorated boards. 8vo. Color tipped-in plates and B & W ills. Light shelf wear and rubbing to boards. previous owner's name to h.t.p.
NEW PAPERBACKWeatherhill / Tankosha / 1977 / 0834815168This lively introduction to Japanese joinery not only delves lovingly into the unique history and development of Japanese carpentry, but also reveals many secrets of Japanese joinery. Presenting 48 joints, selected from among the several hundred known and used today, this visually exciting book will please anyone who has ever been moved by the sheer beauty of wood. With the clear isometric projections complementing the 64 pages of stunning photographs, even the weekend carpenter can duplicate these bequests from the traditional Japanese carpenter, which can be applied to projects as large as the buildings for which most of them were originally devised or to projects as small as a sewing box.
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company / New York / 1971VG in VG- d.j. 4to. B & W Ills. Light yellowing to d.j. with a short closed tear at bottom edge of front panel.
Vangaurd Press, Inc. / 1963 / Second PrintingVG in VG d.j. 8vo. B & W ills and various colored paper stocks. Light shelf wear to d.j. with some chipping to crown of spine. Slight sunning to boards along top edge.
NEW HARDCOVERSimon & Schuster / 2000 / 0743201108Back in print for the first time in nearly thirty years, here is Yoko Ono's whimsical, delightful, subversive, startling book of instructions for art and for life."Burn this book after you've read it." -- Yoko"This is the greatest book I've ever burned." -- John
NEW PAPERBACKDrag City / 2000 / 0965618323
Circulation Service / 1987VG in illustrated spiral bound wraps. 8vo. Monotone (blue) ills. Light shelf wear to wraps with faint circular impression to front wrap.
NEW PAPERBACKChronicle Books / 2005 / 0811847748Attenzione!
They say that a gesture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to speaking with your hands, the Italians speak volumes. This quirky handbook of Italian gestures, first published in 1958 by renowned Milanese artist and graphic designer Bruno Munari, will help the phalange-phobic decipher the unspoken language of gestures, a language not found in any dictionary. Charming black-and-white photos and wry captions evoke an Italy of days gone by. Speak Italian gives a little hand to anyone who has ever been at a loss for words.
Beckett Paper Company N.D.NF in VG envelope. Consists of a brochure, a reproduction of a poster for garden seeds, a reproduction of a stencil, and a small booklet with "notes" on this production, all in an envelope with tie string, which in turn is in a larger orange envelope. Envelope has a bit of crumpling to edge with a few small tears.
NEW PAPERBACKImperfect Publishing / 2015 / 0981484654An updated version of the seminal 1994 classic volume on the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
The art dealer Richard Bellamy as photographer. Includes essays by di Suvero, Barbara Flynn, Barbara Rose and others. Shrink-wrapped Cloth in DJ, 160 pages. Storm King Art center, 2003.
Exhibition announcement / Cheim & Reid / 2001Twice-folded card-stock. Two images and text by Klauss Kertess, "Take The A(rt) Train." 10 x 7 inches.
Tony Smith. Matthew Marks Gallery / 200218" X 24" two-sided poster folded to pamphlet size. Produced as announcement for exhibition, one side has title in white against photo of sculpture in greenery. The other side shows black and white images of nine sculptures. lengthy text by Jean-Pierre Criqui. The usual creases, and electronic address stamp (to Katy Siegel, Hunter College.)
Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, 1996 / Octavo softcover, Fine condition in Fine DJ. Uncommon.