deAk, Edit and Robinson, Walter (editors) - Art-Rite #14: Artists' Books

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Edit DeAk and Walter Robinson (editors).
Art-Rite #14: Artists' Books.

New York: Art-Rite Publishing Co., 1977.
Staplebound soft cover.
80 pages.
Cover by Carl Andre

Very good. 
Yellowing as usual. 
Minor chipping top spine. 
Lightly pulled staples, though binding still sturdy. 

Handsome fourteenth issue of Art-Rite. 

Artists' Books Issue.
Focused on the topic of artists' books. It compiles unedited responses to the question “Why are you attracted to artists’ books? What are the best potentials and the basic difficulties concerning this art form?”

It features writing by and about Ulises Cárrion, Daniel Buren, Agnes Denes, Lucy Lippard, Kathy Acker, John Baldessari, Robert Delford Brown, George Griffin, Jon Gibson, Mary Fish, Judith A. Hoffberg, Allan Kaprow, Adrian Piper, Sol LeWitt, Maurizio Nannucci, Lucio Pozzi, Ted Stamm, Richard Tuttle, Lawrence Weiner, Eve Sonneman, Peter Frank, Al Moore, A.A. Bronson, Naomi Spector, Robert Cumming, Douglas Huebler,
Richard Kostelanetz, Peter Downsbrough, Richard Nonas, Marcia Resnick,
Pat Steir, Carolee Schneemann, Robin Winters, Constance De Jong, Leandro Katz, etc. 

"Edited and published by Joshua Cohn, Edit DeAk, and Walter Robinson between 1973 and 1978 (Cohn would leave after issue 7), Art-Rite moved easily through the expansive community of post-conceptual, post-minimalist, performance, and video artists that made up New York’s vibrant downtown arts scene. With a sharp editorial vision, fanzine ethos, and proto-punk aesthetic, the magazine presented up-close coverage of the art world that was at once critical, humorous, and deeply knowledgeable, avoiding the formal tone and self-seriousness that characterized other art publications of the time. Over its five year run, Art-Rite would publish hundreds of interviews, exhibition and performance reviews, statements, and projects “by, with, and about” a generation of artists who felt accessible in these pages, even as many of them were, or would soon become, the defining voices of the era.

Ambitious thematic issues focused on video (No. 7), painting (No. 9) performance (No. 10), and artists’ books (No. 14). The legendary artists’ books issue featured an idea poll gathering statements on the difficulties and ‘best potentials’ of the medium from 50 artists and art professionals—including Kathy Acker, Ulises Carrión, Agnes Denes, Sol LeWitt, and others. Meanwhile, artist-focused issues gave over the entire space to the work of individuals or collectives such as Demi, Image Bank, Kim MacConnel, Rosemary Mayer, Judy Rifka, Alan Vega (of the band Suicide), and the Vancouver-based group Western Front.

Featured artists include: Vito Acconci, Kathy Acker, Bas Jan Ader, Laurie Anderson, John Baldessari, Gregory Battcock, Lynda Benglis, Mel Bochner, Marcel Broodthaers, Trisha Brown, Chris Burden, Scott Burton, Ulises Carrión, Judy Chicago, Lucinda Childs, Christo, Diego Cortez, Hanne Darboven, Agnes Denes, Ralston Farina, Richard Foreman, Peggy Gale, Gilbert & George, John Giorno, Philip Glass, Leon Golub, Julia Heyward, Nancy Holt, Ray Johnson, Joan Jonas, Richard Kern, Lee Krasner, Shigeko Kubota, Les Levine, Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, Babette Mangolte, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Gordon Matta-Clark, Rosemary Mayer, Annette Messager, Elizabeth Murray, Alice Neel, Brian O'Doherty, Genesis P-Orridge, Nam June Paik, Charlemagne Palestine, Judy Pfaff, Lil Picard, Yvonne Rainer, Dorothea Rockburne, Ed Ruscha, Robert Ryman, David Salle, Carolee Schneemann, Richard Serra, Jack Smith, Patti Smith, Robert Smithson, Holly Solomon, Naomi Spector, Nancy Spero, Ted Stamm, Pat Steir, Frank Stella, Alan Suicide (Vega), David Tremlett, Richard Tuttle, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Hannah Wilke, Robert Wilson, Irene von Zahn."