FOOTNOTES: COLLAGE JOURNAL 30 YEARS Alison Knowles
Artists’ Books • 2000 • ISBN 1-887123-35-0 • $45 PB • 10" x 7" • 248 pp
Collage pages made from 30 years of small, red travel books are pasted up and redrawn, but in no defined order. The setting migrates from Japan to Cologne and back always to New York City. Ideas jotted down and friends overheard are a loosely woven context for these delicate pencil drawings printed here in full color through- out. With a Pre-face by Jerome Rothenberg.
ALISON KNOWLES was born in New York City in 1933. She is a visual artist and poet, doing sound works, radio shows and installations. A founding member of Fluxus, she has also taught at the California Institute of the Arts. “A House of Dust,” a computer-generated poem, won her a Guggenheim fellowship. A collection of her selected writ- ings, Spoken Texts was published by Left Hand Books in 1993.
THE BOOK, SPIRITUAL INSTRUMENT Jerome Rothenberg and David Guss Criticism/Culture • 1996 • ISBN 1-887123-32-6 • $21.95 PB • 9" x 7" • 164 pp
Essays, musings, pictures, interviews, etc. by Stephan Mallarmé, Edmond Jabès, Becky Cohen, Alison Knowles, George Quasha, Dick Higgins, Karl Young, David Meltzer, Tina Oldknow, J. Stephen Lansing, Paul Eluard, David Guss, Jed Rasula, Gershom Scholem, Jerome Rothenberg and Herbert Blau. Prefaced by Mallarmé’s famous dictum that “everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.”
“ T H E B O O K , S P I R I T U A L I N S T R U M E N T p u s h e s t h e e n v e l o p e n o t o n l y o n w h a t b o o k s c o n t a i n b u t a l s o o n w h a t t h e y a r e . ”