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On Kawara: Horizontality/Verticality

Kawara, On

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ISBN 10: 3883754471 / ISBN 13: 9783883754475
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Cologne, Germany, 2000
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition. Out of print. Hardcover in dust jacket. Text in English, German, and French. A fine copy in a fine jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 001658

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Title: On Kawara: Horizontality/Verticality

Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Cologne, Germany

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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" Horizontality and Perpendicularity" documents the various places visited by Japanese artist On Kawara through his projects "I GOT UP" and "I WENT ", ongoing projects begun in 1968. "I GOT UP" consists of stamped postcards--stating time, venue, sender, and addressee--sent twice a day by Kawara from cities all over the world to friends and acquaintances. "I WENT" documents the distances covered daily by the artist, marked in photocopies of city maps. "Horizontality and Perpendicularity" covers both process-projects, combining a postcard and a city map for each day. French novelist and theorist Michel Butor contributes with an essay on Kawara's extremely systematic art--which recalls, in its way, Butor's experiments with the "nouveau roman" (or new novel) in the 1950s and 1960s. Beautiful and necessary, "Horizontality and Perpendicularity" is an impressive testament to Kawara's dismantling of the boundaries between art and life.

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