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An Anecdoted Topography of Chance

Filliou, Robert;Roth, Dieter

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ISBN 10: 0947757880 / ISBN 13: 9780947757885
Published by Atlas Press, United Kingdom, 1996
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Slightly worn on corners. Rear free endpaper smudged. Otherwise, a clean, unmarked copy. Bookseller Inventory # 003206

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Title: An Anecdoted Topography of Chance

Publisher: Atlas Press, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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An Anecdoted Topography of Chance is arguably the most important and entertaining "Artist’s Book" of the post-war period. This edition is the definitive appearance to date of a unique collaborative work by four artists associated with the FLUXUS and Noveau Réalisme movements, and is substantially larger than the three previous versions published in France, the USA and Germany.

What is the Topography? Hard to explain an idea so simple yet so brilliantly executed. Following a rambling conversation with his dear friend Robert Filliou, Daniel Spoerri one day mapped the objects lying at random on the table of his room, adding a rigorously scientific decription of each. These objects subsequently evoked associations, memories, anecdotes; not only from the original author, but from his friends as well: a beguiling creation was born. Many of the principal participants of FLUXUS make an appearance (and texts by Higgins, Jouffroy, Kaprow, Restany, and Tinguely are included, among others). It is a novel of digressions in the manner of Tristram Shandy or Robbe-Grillet; it’s a game, a poem, an encyclopaedia, a cabinet of wonders: a celebration of friendship and creativity.

The Topography personifies (and pre-dates) the whole FLUXUS spirit and constitutes one of the strangest and most compelling insights into the artist’s life. From out of the banal detritus of the everyday a virtual autobiography emerges: of four perceptive, witty and eloquent members of the human species.

The map of the table-top has been reproduced as a fold-out at the back of the book.

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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