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List of illustrations

  • American Tool Supply
  • Advertisement for CBS-TV
  • I Just Can’t Bear to Look
  • Poster for Graphics exhibition, Irving Blum Gallery
  • Business card
  • Broadsheet for the formation of the Women’s Graphic Center
  • Letter to Jean Brown
  • Products for Fluxus Editions
  • Water Yam
  • Fluxus Internationale Festspiele Neuester Musik
  • Décoll/age, no. 1
  • Fluxus Manifesto
  • Manifesto
  • USA Surpasses All the Genocide Records!
  • No More War!
  • John Lennon and Yoko Ono in front of George Maciunas's USA Surpasses All the Genocide Records!
  • Bob Dylan and Joan Baez with Protest Against the Rising Tide of Conformity, Newark Airport, New Jersey
  • Protest Against the Rising Tide of Conformity
  • War is Good Business: Invest Your Son
  • Announcement card and program for Musica Antiqua et Nova
  • Pages from the booklet for Instrumenta Antiqua
  • Frontispiece of Theatrum Instrumentorum Seu Sciagraphia
  • Pages from La Monte Young, ed., An Anthology of Chance Operations
  • Pages from La Monte Young, ed., An Anthology of Chance Operations
  • Announcement card for exhibition at AG Gallery
  • Inspired Typography
  • Logos designed by Herb Lubalin, Tom Carnase, Tony Di Spigna, Roger Ferriter, Alan Peckilick, and Ernie Smith
  • Gastrotypographicalassemblage
  • Preparatory study for Gastrotypographicalassemblage
  • 62 Mesostics Re Merce Cunningham
  • Photograph of Fluxus 1
  • Untitled (for Leokadija Maciunas)
  • Fluxus Name Cards
  • cc V TRE Fluxus Vacuum Trapezoid 5
  • Poster for A Grand Gala at the Vauxhall Gardens
  • Poster for The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth—The World's Largest, Grandest, Best Amusement Institution
  • Poster for the Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth—Troupe of Very Remarkable Trained Pigs
  • Poster for Fluxus Presents: 12! Big Names!
  • Poster for Perpetual Fluxus Festival
  • Poster for Flux-Mass, Flux-Sports, Flux-Show
  • Poster for Flux-Harpsichord
  • Appendix…ad Armanentarium Chirugicum
  • Poster for the FluxOrchestra at Carnegie Recital Hall
  • Piedra de los soles
  • Fluxus Vaudeville TouRnamEnt
  • Face Anatomy Mask
  • Deck
  • Pasteup of the label for the box of George Brecht's Deck
  • Exit
  • Direction
  • Business card for Edward Ruscha
  • Catalog for the Exhibition Edward Ruscha (Ed-werd Rew-shay) Young Artist
  • Catalog for the Exhibition Edward Ruscha (Ed-werd Rew-shay) Young Artist
  • Catalog for the Exhibition Edward Ruscha (Ed-werd Rew-shay) Young Artist
  • Little Orphan Annie in the Movies
  • Annie
  • Advertisement for Cooper Black typeface
  • OOF
  • Museum of Modern Art website, Screen capture of 404 error featuring detail of Ed Ruscha's OOF
  • Museum of Modern Art website, Screen capture of 404 error featuring detail of Ed Ruscha's OOF
  • OOO
  • Title page from Orb 1, no. 1
  • Advertisement for Central Typesetting in Orb, detail
  • Damn Everything but the Circus
  • Title page from Orb 1, no. 4
  • Action Agency in Orb, detail
  • Cover design for E. E. Cummings, 95 Poems
  • Poster for the exhibition New Painting of Common Objects, Pasadena Art Museum
  • Poster for film of the boxing match between Ricky Marciano and Archie Moore at Yankee Stadium, New York, September 21, 1955
  • Surrealism Soaped and Scrubbed, cover of Artforum
  • ETC. ETC., cover of Artforum
  • Burning Small Fires
  • Burning Small Fires
  • Waxing Hot
  • Red Plank
  • Twentysix Gasoline Stations
  • Twentysix Gasoline Stations
  • Advertisement for Twentysix Gasoline Stations
  • Various Small Fires
  • Every Building on the Sunset Strip
  • Pasteup for Every Building on the Sunset Strip
  • Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal 11
  • Contact sheet for Pacific Coast Highway
  • THEN & NOW
  • Cover design for Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Cover design for Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night
  • Cover design for Nathanael West, The Day of the Locust
  • Cover design for Tibor Mende, World Power in the Balance
  • Catalog for the exhibition Billy Al Bengston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1968
  • Cover of artist’s book: Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass
  • Cover of artist’s book: Some Los Angeles Apartments
  • Cover of artist’s book: Thirtyfour Parking Lots
  • Cover of artist’s book: Real Estate Opportunities
  • Cover of artist’s book: Babycakes with Weights
  • Cover of artist’s book: Every Building on the Sunset Strip
  • SIN
  • EXCUSE ME, I DIDN’T MEAN TO INTERRUPT
  • Cheese Mold Standard with Olive
  • Hollywood
  • 1984
  • MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) E-13 B, font
  • The Los Angeles County Museum on Fire
  • Eye
  • Rodeo
  • Eye
  • LIQUIDS
  • Cover of West
  • Poster for concert at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, July 15–17, 1966
  • News, Mews, Pews, Brews, Stews, & Dues
  • Sweet and Sour, cover of Art News
  • The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors Even: A Typographic Version by Richard Hamilton of Marcel Duchamp's Green Box
  • Chocolate Room
  • Chocolate Grinder (No. 1)
  • Very Rare Picture on the Earth
  • Poster for documenta 5
  • SPREAD
  • Catalog for documenta 5
  • Five Girlfriends, 1955
  • Double-page spread from Hard Light
  • Mogul is Mobil
  • Promotional photograph for Lynda Benglis exhibition at Paula Cooper Gallery, 1974
  • A Report on the Art and Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967–1970
  • Everywoman
  • Everywoman
  • Advertisements for Olivetti
  • California Institute of the Arts: Prologue to a Community
  • Poster for CalArts, Taste and Style Just Aren't Enough
  • Poster for the Woman's Building
  • Brochure for a program for the Feminist Studio Workshop
  • Pink, detail
  • Pink, detail
  • Pink, detail
  • Poster for the conference Women in Design: The Next Decade, Woman's Building
  • Self-Portrait as the Art of Design Listening to the Inspiration of Poetry
  • Poster for the fifth anniversary of the Woman's Building
  • Arlene Raven and Sheila Levrant de Bretteville at the fifth-anniversary celebration of the Woman's Building
  • Response to What is Feminist Art?
  • Advertisement for the Lesbian Art Project
  • Poster for an Oral Herstory of Lesbianism
  • Centerfold from The Woman's Building—Chicago 1893 & The Woman's Building—Los Angeles, 1973
  • Photograph of the hall of the Woman's Building (South Grandview) with (left to right) Suzanne Lacy, Marguerite Elliot, and Susan King
  • Catalog for the exhibition Women and the Printing Arts, Woman's Building
  • Women and the Printing Arts: A Catalog
  • Poster for the exhibition Books, Posters, Postcards, Woman's Graphic Center
  • Business card
  • Growing Up
  • Dark and Bloody Ground
  • Double-page spreads from Georgia: A Series of Prose Poems on Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Cover of Chrysalis: A Magazine of Women's Culture, no. 1
  • Advertisement for Mary Daly, Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism
  • Advertisement for eyebolt necklace
  • Biddy Mason: Time and Place
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~~This book was originally published in French, in 2019, and I feel incredibly privileged to have the opportunity to make it available in English as well. What a strange and exciting feeling it is to witness the process of a book’s metamorphosis.
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Description: Art & Graphic Design: George Maciunas, Ed Ruscha, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville
~~She could, at this stage of things, recognize signals like that, as the epileptic is said to-an odor, color, pure piercing grace note announcing his seizure. Afterward it is only this signal, really dross, this secular announcement, and never what is revealed during the attack, that he remembers. Oedipa wondered whether, at the end of...
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~~Each of us had his own ideas about what Fluxus was, and that is all to the good. That way, it will take longer to bury us!
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~The graphic solutions Maciunas adopted continually fluctuated between his strategic interests and real generosity. They comprised the vehicle for a project whose origins lay in part in a Soviet culture that needs to be examined if we are to better understand the possible sources of the “concretist realism” he defended and his ties to the applied arts....
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~What could be called “Fluxus iconography” has seldom been studied. Maciunas developed a visual universe whose materials of choice came from the engraved representations of past centuries and the history of advertising. “There is an obvious continuity,” wrote...
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~~In the very moment when my attention moves from the regular order of the written lines and follows the mobile complexity that no sentence can contain or exhaust, I feel close to understanding that from the other side of the words there is something trying to emerge from silence, to signify through language, as if it were...
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~Anne Mœglin-Delcroix’s efforts to define and defend the artist’s book provide us with a remarkable understanding of the specificities of a practice in which the invention of the genre is linked historically to the 1960s and in part to the figure of Ruscha. Yet...
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~Sperm, water, ink, paint, perfumed dye: the pharmakon always penetrates like a liquid; it is absorbed, drunk, introduced into the inside, which it first marks with the hardness of the type, soon to invade it and inundate it with its medicine, its brew, its drink, its potion, its poison.
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~~And if I could not grasp the truth about W.
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~And where the words of women are crying to be heard, we must each of us recognize our responsibility to seek those words out, to read them and share them and examine them in their pertinence to our lives.
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~The creation of an individual world, an act of independence, such as the work at the press, is a marvelous cure for anger and frustration. . . . Typesetting slowly makes me analyze each phrase and tighten the style. . . .
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~~The writing of this book grew primarily from a proximity to archives, sources, and objects. I do not claim to be an Americanist. Within the context of my research as a historian of art and visual culture, I came across the works of the United States like...
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