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Boooook: The Life And Work Of Bob Cobbing


This is the first comprehensive overview of the life and work of the pioneering British concrete and sound poet Bob Cobbing (1920-2002). ‘Boooook’ addresses all aspects of Cobbing’s career, with essays detailing his key roles in Better Books, London Film-makers’ Co-op and the abAna trio, as well as his involvement in the Destruction in Art Symposium, Fylkingen and Writers Forum. Edited by William Cobbing and Rosie Cooper – and illustrated with reproductions of artworks, documents, posters, poems and film stills from the Bob Cobbing family collection – Boooook features contributions by Adrian Clarke, Arnaud Desjardin, Sanne Krogh Groth, Will Holder, Gustav Metzger, Andrew Wilson, and others.

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VINYL : Records & Covers by Artists
Edited by Guy Schraenen

This large, detailed catalogue forms a unique and important document, which was produced to accompany an exhibition at Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, 21.8. – 27.11.2005 and Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, 16.5. – 1.10.2006 showcasing a selection of some 800 pieces from the collection of Guy Schraenen. The main of this collection comprises vinyl records and covers by artists, musicians and poets in LP, single and other formats, alongside other sound media (tapes and CDs). Posters and books are also included. The exhibition shows artists (such as Hanne Darboven, Jean Dubuffet, Dieter Roth, Joseph Beuys, Laurie Anderson, John Cage, Yoko Ono, Yves Klein, Roman Opalka, Lawrence Weiner, Mike Kelley, Öyvind Fahlström, Art & Language and Hermann Nitsch) and artistic movements of the second half of the twentieth century through this complex medium of the vinyl cover, with its dual visual and audible components. Here Guy Schraenen has edited together an extensive visual catalogue of these historical objects.

A wonderful book for anyone interested in the history of modern sound art and the artistic medium of the vinyl sleeve, especially in the fields of Avantgarde, Electro-Acoustic, Modern Classical, Musique Concrète, Sound-Poetry, Art Rock, Industrial, Power-Electronics….

Henri Chopin, A.R. Penck, Brion Gysin, George Brecht, Marcel Duchamp, Arman, Karel Appel, Öyvind Fahlström, Pierre Henry, Art & Language, Peter Brötzmann, Red Krayola, Ernst Jandl, Vito Acconci, Hanne Darboven, Jean Dubuffet, Dieter Roth, Joseph Beuys, Laurie Anderson, Yves Klein, Roman Opalka, Hermann Nitsch, Yoko Ono, Tony Conrad, Andy Warhol, John Cage, Pierre Schaeffer, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Jean Tinguely, Steve Reich, Meredith Monk, Terry Fox, Terry Riley, Sun Ra, Pandit Pran Nath, Albrecht/d., Robert Ashley, Bob Cobbing, Lawrence Weiner, Philip Glass, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, Poly Bury, Charlemagne Palestine, Carl Andre, Brian Eno, Mike Kelley, Sonic Youth, Henry Flynt, Jon Gibson, Michael Snow, Roland Topor, Michael Nyman, Harold Budd, Robert Filliou, Nam June Paik … just the tip of the iceberg.

This is the now very rare first printing from Bremen and is in brand new condition.

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