First edition of this scarce artist's book abecedary, in which the process of turning the pages both form and reveal new letters.
THE A-Z BOOK
"My interests are in attending to a process that can generate visual design required to help bring about relationships." – Thomas Ockerse
Thomas Ockerse is noted for his participation in Fluxus, mail art, concrete poetry, and other art forms that called into questions the boundaries of what was Art. This dynamic work was conceived while Ockerse was an assistant professor at Indiana University. Originally MoMA planned to publish the edition, but the costs were too high. The original printer agreed to help issue it, but production remained difficult and the edition was stopped well before the 2000 copies planned for. It is now scarce, but the shifting forms created by turning the pages embody his philosophy that human interface should be at the heart of all design.
Read more: RISD Graphic Design, "Thomas Ockerse."
New York: Colocraft-Brussel Publishing, (1969). 11'' x 11''. Original black wrappers, plastic comb-bound.  pages with various die-cut shapes punched out. In original box. A few tiny spots of wear to edges of box. Occasional very mild wear to edges of wrappers. An unusually sharp copy.
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