Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972
  • critical theory
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • staple bound
  • black-and-white
  • 21 x 15.3 cm.
  • 48 pp.
  • edition size 800
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972

Germano Celant

Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972


Exhibition catalogue for show of artists' books held September 20 - October 14, 1972. Extensive essay by Celant. Exhibition checklist organized chronographic order. Show included books by Oldenburg, Dieter Roth, John Cage, Daniel Spoerri, La Monte Young, Yoko Ono, Manzoni, Ruscha, Allan Kaprow, Kosuth, Knowles, Bochner, Brecht, Pistoletto, N.E. Thing, Warhol, Acconci, D. Graham, Byars, LeWitt, Darboven, Barry, Becher, Brouwn, Nauman, Huebler, Gilbert & George, Ruppersberg, Weiner, Broodthaers, Long, and others.


No. 3 and No. 135 in "The Book on Books on Artists' Books" by Arnaud Desjardin. London, England : The Everyday Press, 2011, pp. 15, 74.

objects referenced in this publication

What Are Legends : A Clarification
Silence : Lectures and Writings by John Cage [First Printing]
Twentysix Gasoline Stations [First Edition]
Twentysix Gasoline Stations [Second Edition]
Twentysix Gasoline Stations [Third Edition]
Fluxus 1
Jefferson's Birthday / Postface
A Book About Love & War & Death : Canto One
Ample Food for Stupid Thought
By Alison Knowles
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