Robert Filliou: Teaching and Learning as Performing Arts / Lehren und Lernen als Auffuehrungskuenste (1970) [English/German]
Filed under artist book | Tags: · art, art education, education, fluxus, pedagogy, performance art
“Off and on 3 years of work and now VERLAG GEBR. KOENIG, KOELN – NEW YORK publishes the first draft of TEACHING AND LEARNING AS PERFORMING ARTS by ROBERT FILLIOU and the READER if he wishes, with the participation of JOHN CAGE, BENJAMIN PATTERSON, GEORGE BRECHT, ALLEN KAPROW, MARCELLE, VERA and BJOESSI and KARL ROT, DOROTHY IANNONE, DITER ROT, JOSEPH BEUYS. It is a Multi – book. The space provided for the reader’s use is nearly the same as the author’s own” (from cover)
Publisher Verlag Gebr. König, Cologne/New York, 1970
Editor Kasper König
via Charles Turner
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Fin de Copenhague (Goodbye to Copenhagen) is the first collaboration between Asger Jorn and Guy Debord. The artists’ book is credited to Jorn, with Debord listed as “Technical Adviser in Détournement”. The book was published by Jorn’s Edition Bauhaus Imaginiste in May 1957, a few months before this group amalgamated with the Lettrist International to create the Situationists.
The pages include text in English, French, German, and Danish; illustrations of whisky bottles beer bottles and cigarettes; aeroplanes and ocean going liners; cartoons of well dressed men and pretty girls and various maps of Copenhagen. Each page is covered with a second layer of coloured ink drops and drips, most of which go right to left, emphasising the direction of the book from beginning to end.
Publisher Edition Bauhaus Imaginiste, May 1957
Printer Permild and Rosengreen, Copenhagen
via Maldoror Press
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Filed under artist book | Tags: · spam
Booklet resulting from the workshop “Spam Publishing” held by André Castro and Silvio Lorusso at Transmediale 2013, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Contributions by Laia Balasch, Yoana Buzova, Lasse Christensen, Lukas Grundmann, Joseph Knierzinger, Matthias Hurtl, Rosa Menkman, Roelof Roscam Abbing, Inga Schlömer, Vivian Schlömer, Nan Wang.
Publisher Spam Publishing Editions, February 2013
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License
via Andre Castro
Filed under artist book | Tags: · mail art
The book reproduces a number of artworks, poems, and mail art examples by Johnson, an essay on Willenbecher by William Wilson, and several reproductions and prose works by Willenbecher.
Publisher Between Books, New York, 1978
Filed under artist book | Tags: · art, conceptual art
LeWitt’s small book of cross-hatched lines is an early example of his career-long interest in the production of art by systematic means–in this case, by mathematical permutations.
Publisher Studio International, London
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Filed under artist book | Tags: · africa, documentary, photography, space race, zambia
In 1964, still living the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the USA and the Soviet Union in the space race.
Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts, a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit.
That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the African history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Afronauts organized by Sala Kursala and curated by Jesús Micó at Sala Kursala, University of Cádiz, Spain.
Editor Laia Abril
Design Ramón Pez
Filed under artist book | Tags: · art, conceptual art, poetry
Grapefruit is an artist’s book written by Yoko Ono, originally published in 1964. It has become famous as an early example of conceptual art, containing a series of “event scores” that replace the physical work of art – the traditional stock-in-trade of artists – with instructions that an individual may, or may not, wish to enact.
Originally published by Munternaum Press, Tokyo, 1964
With Introduction by John Lennon
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 2000
S & S Edition
Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings by Yoko Ono (English, 1970/2000, excerpt)
Pomelo: Un libro de instrucciones de Yoko Ono (Spanish, trans. Pirí Lugones, 1970)
Grapefruit: O Livro de Instruções e Desenhos de Yoko Ono (Portuguese, trans. Giovanna Viana Martins and Mariana de Matos Moreira Barbosa, 2009)