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Specific Object's Quarantine Reading List

For Something Curated we've put together a shortlist of books we're thinking of durning the worldwide quarantine.

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  • recent objects
Encore III
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 15.2 x 24 cm.
  • [16] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Encore III

Air France Concorde, Encore Marketing Company

Booklet advertising a flight on Air France's Concorde that would allow traveler to experience midnight on New Year's Eve within three time zones, for 1976 going into 1977. Initially in Paris, then once upon the Concorde over the Atlantic, and the third time at the French Embassy in Washington, DC. ... [details]

$45.00
Condition:  Good. Visible creasing on recto and verso, light handling marks.
[Object # 26412]
Video Capers by Howard Wise
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • monochrome
  • 21.6 x 14 cm.
  • [4] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Video Capers by Howard Wise

Howard Wise, Marcel Breuer, Serge Chermayeff, Edwin Dickinson, Ethel Edwards, Lee Flak, Xavier Gonzalez, Jack Hall, Martha Hall, Gyorgy Kepes, Juliet Kepes, Jack Phillips, Robert Jay Lifton, Adrian Murphy, Jerry Robinson, Ernest Rose, Lily Swann Saarinen, Sidney Simon, Jack Tworkov, Carolyn Wilkinson, Kirk Wilkinson

Folding announcement card / mailer published in conjunction with video presentation held August 27 - 28, 1976. Show, by Howard Wise, featured video portraits of Marcel Breuer, Serge Chermayeff, Edwin Dickinson, Ethel Edwards, Lee Flak, Xavier Gonzalez, Jack Hall, Martha Hall, Gyorgy Kepes, Juliet Kepes, Jack Phillips, Robert Jay Lifton, Adrian Murphy, Jerry Robinson, Ernest Rose, Lily Swann Saarinen, Sidney Simon, Jack Tworkov, Carolyn and Kirk Wilkinson. ... [details]

$200.00
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. Mailed copy with postmark. Inscribed on verso to recipient with message from Howard Wise.
[Object # 26065]
Catalogue of Artists' Books
  • reference book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 22 x 9 cm.
  • [48] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Catalogue of Artists' Books

Printed Matter, Carl Andre, Edit deAk, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Walter Robinson, Pat Steir, Irena von Zahn, Robin White

First full-scale catalogue published by Printed Matter in December 1976 indexing their initial inventory of artists' books. Publication documents available titles from: Roberta Allen, Kathy Acker, Billy Adler, Laurie Anderson, Jacki Apple, Arakawa, Madeline Gins, Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, John Bennett, Karl Beveridge, Carole Condé, Mel Bochner, Marv Bondarowicz, Joe Brainard, Hans Breder, Lee Breuer, Ann Elizabeth Horton, Stig Broegger, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, William Burroughs, John Giorno, Loren D. ... [details]

$750.00
Condition:  Very Good. Very light cover wear with some light folds to verso covers at spine. Interior clean and unmarked.
[Object # 26359]
Rod Rodgers Dance Company Notebook Binder
  • ephemera
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white & color
  • 29.1 x 23.8 cm. (binder)
  • 20 pp. + 8 loose leaves
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Rod Rodgers Dance Company Notebook Binder

Rod Rodgers

Three-ring binder of documents describing "an ambitious project" of the Rod Rodgers Dance Company which involved the construction of a "unique mobile dance-sculptural theatre in the round" designed by Alexsandra Kasuba for the companies performances. ... [details]

$350.00
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. Minimal handling wear of loose pages, otherwise Fine.
[Object # 26233]
Joseph Papp Presents Mabou Mines' Production of Cascando by Samuel Beckett
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • loose leaves
  • black-and-white
  • 21.5 x 27.8 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Joseph Papp Presents Mabou Mines' Production of Cascando by Samuel Beckett

Mabou Mines, Samuel Beckett, Joanne Akalaitis, Philip Glass, Frederick Neumann, Thom Cathcart, David Hardy, Ellen McElduff, William Raymond, David Warrilow, Arthur Russell, Ruth Maleczech, Jeremy Laggatt, Terry O'Reilly, Robin Thomas

Flyer published in conjunction with performance of Mabou Mines' production of "Cascando" by Samuel Beckett held [November 20, 1976]. Designed and directed by Joanne Akalaitis with music by Philip Glass. ... [details]

$75.00
Condition:  Good. Folded in eight with additional handling wear and a 4.8 cm. dog-ear to upper left corner, 2 cm. dog-ear to upper right corner, 1 mm. tear to page edge, and moderate yellowing along right side edge and bottom edge of page.
[Object # 26221]
Manifesto 3 : Advertisements for Architecture, 1976
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • [2] pp.
  • 15.3 x 10.3 cm.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Manifesto 3 : Advertisements for Architecture, 1976

[The most architectural thing about this building is the state of decay in which it is.]

Bernard Tschumi

Double sided postcard produced as part of a series of eight advertisements Bernard Tschumi conceived of for his 1976 project "Manifesto 3 : Advertisements for Architecture." The text of the postcard reads "The most architectural thing about this building is the state of decay in which it is. ... [details]

n.p., n.p.: MNTN,
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Manifesto 3 : Advertisements for Architecture, 1976
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • [2] pp.
  • 15.3 x 10.3 cm.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Manifesto 3 : Advertisements for Architecture, 1976

[Sensuality has been known to overcome even the most rational of buildings.]

Bernard Tschumi

Double sided postcard produced as part of a series of eight advertisements Bernard Tschumi conceived of for his 1976 project "Manifesto 3 : Advertisements for Architecture." The text of the postcard reads "Sensuality has been known to overcome even the most rational of buildings. ... [details]

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The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even : A Typographic Version by Richard Hamilton of Marcel Duchamp's Green Box
  • artists' book
  • pictorial boards
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 23.5 x 16 cm.
  • [unpaginated]
  • edition size 2500
  • unsigned and unnumbered

The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even : A Typographic Version by Richard Hamilton of Marcel Duchamp's Green Box

[Third Printing]

Marcel Duchamp, Richard Hamilton

Typographic translation of Duchamp's "The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors Even (notes from the Green Box)". With many illustrations after drawings from the artist's notebooks, as well as black-and-white photo illustrations and transparencies. ... [details]

Stuttgart / New York, Germany / NY: Edition Hansjörg Mayer / Jaap Reitman, Inc.,
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$300.00
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. 2 cm. area of erased penciled price on endpapers, otherwise Fine with pristine covers, plastic dust-jacket and contents.
[Object # 26093]
Kasimir Malevich
  • ephemera
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • accordion
  • black-and-white
  • 27.4 x 20.7 cm.
  • [8] pp.
  • edition size 750
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Kasimir Malevich

Kasimir Malevich

Exhibition pamphlet published in conjunction with show organized by Joop Joosten "Drawings, Graphics and Documents of K.S. Malevich," held February 6 - March 21, 1976. Includes text, illustrations, and list of texts sited. ... [details]

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Stedelijk Museum,
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$75.00
Condition:  Fair. Folded in half with significant handling wear and overall soiling of covers.
[Object # 8615]
Muntadas Comercio 64
  • ephemera
  • offset-printed
  • black-and-white
  • 29.5 x 21 cm.
  • [1] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Muntadas Comercio 64

Antonio Muntadas

Single sided folded flyer / poster published in conjunction with videotape and publication project by Antonio Muntadas held October 5 - November 2, 1976. Produced in collaboration with Sony, Xerox, and Galeria Vandres. [details]

Barcelona, Spain: Galeria Vandrés,
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$150.00
Condition:  Vey Good. Folded in three as issued. 3 mm. tear to lower left corner of recto and a 4.5 cm. dog-ear to corner. Light rubbing and handling wear, otherwise clean and unmarked.
[Object # 25459]
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