Carl Andre Robert Barry Douglas Huebler Joseph Kosuth Sol LeWitt Robert Morris Lawrence Weiner [aka : The Xerox Book, aka : Andre / Barry / Huebler / Kosuth / LeWitt / Morris / Weiner]
  • artists' book
  • wrappers with dust jacket
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • black-and-white
  • 27.8 x 21 cm.
  • [350] pp.
  • edition size 1000
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Carl Andre Robert Barry Douglas Huebler Joseph Kosuth Sol LeWitt Robert Morris Lawrence Weiner [aka : The Xerox Book, aka : Andre / Barry / Huebler / Kosuth / LeWitt / Morris / Weiner]

[First Edition]

Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner, Seth Siegelaub

Carl Andre Robert Barry Douglas Huebler Joseph Kosuth Sol LeWitt Robert Morris Lawrence Weiner [aka : The Xerox Book, aka : Andre / Barry / Huebler / Kosuth / LeWitt / Morris / Weiner]

description

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.

references

"International General, Distributing Independently Produced Vanguard Art Books, Catalogues and Information" by Seth Siegelaub. New York, NY : International General, 1971.
"Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972" by Germano Celant. London, United Kingdom : Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1972, pp. 67.
"Artists' Books : The Book as a Work of Art, 1963 - 1995" by Stephen Bury. Hants, United Kingdom : Scolar Press, 1995, pp. 47.
"Esthétique du Livre d'Artiste 1960 / 1980" by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix. Paris, France : Jean-Michel Place / Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 1997, pp. 171, 240, and 250.
"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. 123, 128.
No. V3 in "Robert Morris : Estampes et Multiples, 1952 - 1998, Catalogue Raisonné" by Robert Morris, Christophe Cherix, Rainer Michael Mason, Valérie Mavridorakis, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Geneva, Switzerland : Cabinet des Estampes du Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, 1999, pp. 128.
"Materializing Six Years : Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art" by Catherine Morris, Vincent Bonin, Julia Bryan-Wilson. Brooklyn / Cambridge, NY / MA : Brooklyn Museum / MIT Press, 2012, pp. 152-153.
"Seth Siegelaub : Beyond Conceptual Art" by Leontine Coelewij, Sara Martinetti, Marja Bloem, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jo Melvin, Götz Langkau, Matilda McQuaid, Alan Kennedy, Seth Siegelaub. Köln and Amsterdam, Germany / Netherlands : Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König / Stedelijk Museum, 2016, pp. 116-123.
$4,500.00
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]