• artists' book
  • wrappers with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 26 x 26 cm.
  • [126] pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0960558004


Sol LeWitt



Seminal artist's book by Sol LeWitt. "The fascinating black-and-white photographic catalogue of ever object in the artist's living and work space in New York City, begins with a general description of the space, floor, ceiling, pipes and plumbing. 'Autobiography,' a highly unusual pictorial presentation, describes LeWitt's work space, tools, cabinets for storage, furniture, books, appliances, clocks, records and tapes, pieces of art and family photographs. The book moves sequentially from the general to the specific, building up a very personal and revealing account of the artist and his involvements. It provides interesting clues to LeWitt, what he thinks, what he does and how he lives. Each of the nine photographs on every page is arranged in a grid format, LeWitt's method of organizing information. Every Reference is the same size with no object in his space more important than another." -- from book's dust jacket's end-flap. Reference: "Sol LeWitt Books, 1966-1990," Portikus Frankfurt and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Frankfurt and Köln, Germany, 1990, pp. 64. Secondary ISBN 090557806.


"Esthétique du Livre d'Artiste 1960 / 1980" by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix. Paris, France : Jean-Michel Place / Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 1997, pp. 234.
"Artist / Author : Contemporary Artists' Books" by Cornelia Lauf, Clive Phillpot, Glenn O'Brien, Jane Rolo, Brian Wallis, Martha Wilson, Thomas Padon. New York, NY : Distributed Art Publishers / The American Federation of Arts, 1998, pp. 93, 95.
"Sol LeWitt : Artist's Books" by Sol LeWitt, Giorgio Maffei, Emanuele De Donno, Didi Bozzini, Cecilia Metelli, Marilena Bonomo. Sant'Eraclio di Foligno, Italy : Edizioni Viaindustrie, 2009, pp. 92-97.

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