On ne regarde pas la lune, mais le doigt qui montre la lune

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" The stars on the cover are actually the names of the forty-five artists in this book .
This cover is the work of Daniel Smerck. It is a sensitogram. The names of the artists were pronounced in front of a sheet of paper chemically. prepared. And just as the heart's pulsations are inscribed in zigzag fashion on the grid sheets of the electrocardiograms, the names of the artists are inscribed in the form of constellations.

AEPPLI , ARAKAWA, ARMAN , BEN, BERTHOLIN , BOLTANSKI ("These photographs have been found at a rag-dealer ... ", 17 photographs) , CADERE , CANE, CESAR , CHRISTO, DEVADE, DOWNSBROUGH, FABRO , FOREST, Terry FOX , GAFGEN, GERZ , HOLT, HUEBLER , HUTCHINSON, JOURNIAC , KOWALSKI, LE GAC , LONG, MATTIACCI , MOUCHA , On KAWARA , OPPENHEIM, Gina PANE , RAYNAUD, Niki de SAINTBALLE , Niki de SAINT SANEJOUAND , SARKIS, SMERCK , SPOERRI, TINGUELY , TITUS CARMEL, TOMEK , TOUZENIS, TUTTLE , VELICKOVIC, VENET , VIALLAT, WEINER , are the components of this imaginary nebula ".

"This book could be read by a sociologist, a student, an art lover, a shepherdess, but also perhaps, in the 95th century, by a star mutant , who, landing on the desert planet, would discover through this object the idea that earthlings had of art, twenty-seven years before the year 2000.
(...) This book was attempted to try to defer the use of speech. "
Warwara de la Vaissière

Texts, photographs, installations, collages, drawings, performances, sculptures, perforations ...

Illustrated cover (D. SMERCK) with flaps

Author: Collective and Warwara of the Vaissière
Editor: Paris and Fréteval, The Graphic Design Workshops,

-Paperback, 232 pages
-1974
-29.7 x 21 cm

SKU: 63815

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