First edition of a rare artist's book that describes "the 'tear technique' of the traditional older minded Japanese" with simple descriptions for the proper methods and circumstances for crying.
Very good plus.
THE ART OF TEARS: HOW TO BE JAPANESE
"This technique cannot be used by men, because people do not like helping men."
In this work, based on activities carried out in Capistrano Beach, California from March ll through April 7, 1975, Fish documents her movement of stones within a drawn circle, sketching the new arrangements created every day alongside notes of the phases of the moon and the tides. She surrounds her atlas-like diagrams with various texts pondering femininity, masculinity, ovulation, and the literal and figurative meaning of stones. In many ways, an explicit critique of more prominent conceptual and performance pieces from the 1970s that centered both the male gaze and body. A scarce exampleof this work that explores cycles, making them personal and poetic by assigning them elaborate rituals. OCLC locates just 7 copies.
np: H & O Company, 1974. 8.5'' x 5.5''. Original black-and-white pictorial wrappers, saddle-stapled. Illustrated in black and white throughout.  pages. Wrappers with very mild wear; spot of light soil to front. Occasional small spots of soil throughout. A sound copy.
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