A Something Else Reader

Dick Higgins

A previously unpublished anthology of classic texts from Something Else Press, assembled in the 1970s by Dick Higgins, with works by John Cage, Al Hansen, Claes Oldenburg and many more.

Conceived by poet, publisher, artist, composer and writer Dick Higgins (1938-98) in the early 1970s to celebrate Something Else Press–the legendary publishing company he founded in 1963 to showcase Fluxus and other experimental artists–this volume, which was never realized in Higgins’ lifetime, collects an amazing array of 1960s avant-garde creativity. Something Else Press published some of the most radical art and literature of its time and provided a foundation and template for the artist’s book medium, which has flourished internationally since the 1960s.

The Reader features selections from rare and out-of-print Something Else classics such as Claes Oldenburg’s Store Days; John Cage’s Notations; Emmett Williams’ An Anthology of Concrete Poetry; Richard Kostelanetz’s Breakthrough Fictioneersanthology; Jackson Mac Low’s pioneering poetry collection, Stanzas for Iris Lezak; Gertrude Stein’s Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein; Bern Porter’s I’ve Left; Wolf Vostell’s Dé-coll/age Happenings; Al Hansen’s A Primer of Happenings & Time/Space Art; and other pamphlets and artist projects for the page by Robert Filliou, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Alison Knowles, Nam June Paik, Philip Corner, Daniel Spoerri, André Thomkins and Richard Meltzer, among others. A critical checklist/bibliography assembled by Hugh Fox and Higgins’ introduction from 1973 completes the original manuscript.

Dick Higgins在20世纪70年代收集了来自Something Else Press的经典文本,其中包括约翰-凯奇、阿尔-汉森、克莱斯-奥尔登堡等人的作品,这是一本先前未出版的选集。

由诗人、出版商、艺术家、作曲家和作家Dick Higgins(1938-98)在20世纪70年代初构思,以庆祝Something Else Press–他在1963年创立的展示Fluxus和其他实验艺术家的传奇出版公司–这卷书在希金斯的一生中从未实现,收集了一系列令人惊讶的60年代前卫的创造力。Something Else Press出版了当时最激进的艺术和文学作品,并为艺术家的书籍媒介提供了基础和模板,该媒介自20世纪60年代以来在国际上蓬勃发展。

《The Reader》选自罕见的和绝版的Something Else经典作品,如Claes Oldenburg的《Store Days》;John Cage的《Notations》;Emmett Williams的《An Anthology of Concrete Poetry》;Richard Kostelanetz的《Breakthrough Fictioneersanthology》; Jackson Mac Low的先锋诗集《Stanzas for Iris Lezak》;Gertrude Stein的《Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein; Bern Porter的《I’ve Left》;Wolf Vostell的《Dé-coll/age Happenings》;Al Hansen的《A Primer of Happenings & Time/Space Art》;以及罗伯特-菲利欧、伊恩-汉密尔顿-芬利、艾莉森-诺尔斯、白南准、菲利普-科纳、丹尼尔-斯波尔里、安德烈-汤金斯和理查德-梅尔策等人的其他小册子和页面艺术家项目。Hugh Fox收集的批评性检查表/书目和Higgin1973年的介绍完善了原稿。