FANTASTIC ARCHITECTURE - eds. Dick Higgins and Wolf Vostell
"This documentation of ideas and concepts of a new polymorphous reality is offered as evidence of the methods and processes that were introduced by FLUXUS, HAPPENINGS, and POP. A demand for new patterns of behaviour - new unconsumed ENVIRONMENTS. The accent in all of the works in this book lies on CHANGE - i.e. EXPANSION of physical surroundings, sensibilities, media, through disturbance of the familiar. ACTION IS ARCHITECTURE! EVERYTHING IS ARCHITECTURE! . . . our projects - our environments are meant to free man. ONLY THE REALIZATION OF UTOPIAS WILL MAKE MAN HAPPY AND RELEASE HIM FROM HIS FRUSTRATIONS! use your imagination! Join in ... share the power! share property!" - from the introduction.
36 contributors each have their own section of text/blueprints/drawings/collages/photos/ proposals, interspersed with captions from the editors printed on tracing paper.
A beautifully produced reprint of the original, published by Something Else Press in 1970,
Clothbound Hardback with dust jacket, 200 pages, Primary Information, 2015.
G.P.O. versus G.P-O - MAIL ACTION
In 1976 Genesis P-Orridge, Performance Artist, Musician, Mail Artist and Youth Leader
was prosecuted for sending several postcards with 'indecent designs or images' through the
British postal system. He decided to turn this court case into an art event/performance
which is thoroughly doccumented in this publication. The book includes images of the
original postcards together with the court summons, solicitors letters, character references
from William Burroughs and Sir Norman Reid - Tate Gallery Director, cards & letters of
support, Press Clippings, Photographs of the artist
and supporters outside the court
and also the list of people that
Genesis P-Orridge invited to attend the trial,
including Artists, Curators, Pornographers and Charles Manson.
Originally published in 1976 by Ecart, Geneva, this book has been out of print and
near-impossible to get hold of for
decades, it provides a fascinating look at this unique
event - a cultural collision between the authorities,
the UK art establishment, important 1970s British artists and the International Postal Art Network.
104 pages, 26.5 x 20 cm, B&W, Primary Information, New York, 2013.
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MOSTLY TRUE - BILL DANIEL Expanded Third Edition - With a New Cover Illustration, due September 2020
"The West's Most Popular Hobo Graffiti Magazine"
A rollicking rail zine of boxcar graffiti and obscure railroad nostalgia - the result of a
25-year obsession with hobo and railworker folklore. Freight riding stories, interviews
with hoboes and boxcar artists, historical oddities and tons of photos of modern day
boxcar tags, with a special focus on work by the late Margaret Kilgallen, are all
presented in the guise of a vintage rail fanzine. From the maker of
the underground documentary film 'Who is Bozo Texino?'.
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