Writings Tony Conrad

Published by Primary Information, New York, 2019, 576 pages, 12.7 × 18 cm, English

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Writings is the first collection to widely survey this singular polymath’s prolific activity as a writer. The book spans the years 1961 – 2012 and includes fifty-seven pieces: essays originally published in small press magazines, exhibition catalogs, anthologies, and album liner notes, along with other previously unpublished texts. Conrad writes about his own work, with substantial contributions on The Flicker, Loose Connection, Four Violins, Articulation of Boolean Algebra for Film Opticals, Early Minimalism, Yellow Movies, Slapping Pythagoras, and Music and the Mind of the World, as well as that of his peers: Tony Oursler, Jack Smith, Rhys Chatham, and Henry Flynt, among others. He devotes critical essays both to grand subjects—horology, neurolinguistics, and the historical development of Western music—and more quotidian topics, such as television advertising and camouflage. Designed by Scott Ponik.

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Für Augen und Ohren

Published by Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 1980, 312 pages (b/w ill.), 22 × 22 cm, German

Price: €30

Produced on the occasion of the exhibition, Für Augen und Ohren : von der Spieluhr zum akustischen Environment : Objekte, Installation, Performances in der Akademie der Künste. 20 January – 2 March, 1980.

Including the following artists; Laurie Anderson, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, KP Brehmer, John Cage, Richard Hamilton, Dick Higgins, Joe Jones, Mauricio Kagel, Allan Kaprow, Milan Knizak, Alison Knowles, Jannis Kounellis, Christina Kubisch, Walter Marchetti, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Erik Satie, Keith Sonnier, Laurie Spiegel, Takis and others.

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