Van Nuys: Grafix Artist Press, 1978. Horizontal 32mo offset printed in black and white on rectos only. Unpaginated.
An artists’ book which explores the possibilities of an eight-by-eight grid in the form of a flip book. Beginning with the bottom eight squares filled in black, the left-most square moves up and down its row from page to page until it falls off. The subsequent rows repeat this action until all eight of the squares have fallen off leaving only a white page. Flipping through this book is a joyful experience that is hard to do just once. Much like Horwitz’ other work, this is as much about systems, math, and the fascination with the number eight as it is about creating a book that breathes. A rare and important artists’ book by this conceptual artist.
Very good with shelf wear and light soiling to covers, age toning throughout, and a cocked spine as a result of being flipped through. Item #8
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