In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955
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New York. PPP Editions. 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 440pp.
Dating from 1955 to the present, "In Numbers" begins with Wallace Berman's "Semina" and continues through Joe Brainard's "C Comics," "Situationist Times," Eleanor Antin's "100 Boots," "File," Robert Heinecken's modified periodicals, the Japanese group Provoke's magazine, Ian Hamilton Finlay's "Poor.Old.Tired.Horse," Fluxus, "Art-Language," Raymond Pettibon's "Tripping Corpse," Maurizio Cattelan's "Permanent Food" and contemporary examples such as North Drive Press, "LTTR" and Continuous Project. (Approximately 60 publications in total are surveyed.) Documenting the history of each publication-its inception, production, distribution and impact-together with a fully illustrated bibliography for each title, "In Numbers" is embellished with essays by Clive Phillpot, Nancy Princenthal, William S. Wilson and Neville Wakefield. An illustrated conversation between Collier Schorr and Gil Blank provides an overview.