Np: Edition Suhrkamp, 1969. First edition. Softcover 8vo in laminated black and white pictorial wrappers with pages printed in black and white. Laid inside yellow dust jacket printed in black and white. Unpaginated.
Artists’ book by Ferdinand Kriwet created while in America documenting the 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, and 35 second moon launch of Apollo 11 in 1969. Profusely illustrated, a day-by-day journal featuring texts, newspaper articles, travel forms, photographs, sounds, advertisements, illustrations, diagrams, concrete poetry, collages, radio transmissions, and television footage all relating to the Apollo moon project. The dos-à-dos binding creates two distinct yet overlapping narratives surrounding this historic event. Somewhat reminiscent of Marshall McLuhan’s 1967 book ‘The Medium is the Massage’, but more poetic in its execution.
Dust jacket very good with rubbing and chipping along margins, including darkening along spine. Book very good with the usual lifting to the cover laminate and age toning to pages. Item #657
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