Perhaps one of the most revered artists' publications of the 1960s, the "Xerox Book," published by dealers Siegelaub and Wendler is a xerox book in name only. Conceived by Siegelaub as an inexpensive artist's publication - each artist was afforded twenty-five pages [plus a cover / title page] to execute a site specific project for the publication. The resulting projects were among the most important ever printed by these artists Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris and Lawrence Weiner. When going to press Siegelaub discovered that xeroxes would be more expensive than traditional offset lithography so the xeroxing was forgone for reasons of expense, however, the name of the intended publication lives on.
Condition: Very Good. Light wear along bottom edge of covers including and light yellowing, in part due to a slight misalignment of the cover with the text block that left a 1 mm. overhand of the covers on the bottom edge (as issued). Light yellowing of right side edge of recto and light bumping of bottom right corner. Light yellow spotting along spine edge, covers otherwise clean and unmarked. 4.3 cm. dog-ear to endpaper and 5 mm. of bumping along page edge with receding dog-ears and/or bumping to preceding corners and edge of previous nine pages. Minimal bumping of upper right corner of portion of Carl Andre pages. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. This copy lacks the very thin unprinted acetate dust jacket that was issued with most copies of the publication. A new mylar cover will be provided. An outstanding well preserved copy.
[Object # 36741]