Schneemann's famous artist's book, containing drawings, charts, text, and mimeographed clippings, including a sexual parameters survey, an essay "Notes from first viewing a film by Dusan Makavejev", a dialogue "CAMERA - seeing through", letters to Clayton Eshleman, a "recipe" titled "Americana I Ching Apple Pie", comics, rehearsal notes, and other writings, all printed on gray paper stock, justification page reads "This low-cost edition is an abridged facsimile". Illustrated. 4to. Original yellow paper wrpps. stapled along top edge. Devon, United Kingdom (Beau Geste Press) 1972.
The Parts of a Body House artist's book was created by Schneemann during her stay in Devon, Great Britain, at Beau Geste Press. In her introduction to the book, Schneemann writes: "PARTS OF A BODY HOUSE BOOK is a prototype for my 'big book'. Each element in this edition culled from mounds of related material. It is a releasing of the recent past into the present. A unitary life view - all about the same thing...and I can't say what IT IS. But see it, live it. Clayton Eshleman saw It & edited the selected 'Notations' 1962-68 for Catepillar. Felipe felt it & said come to Devon & we'll make the book." There were a maximum of 300 low-cost copies printed. An important book from one of the most significant female visual and performance artists of the 20th century.
Book ID: 51716