Thursday, June 2, 2011

Art: From Prehistoric Art to Modernism (Flipguide), 2001, DuMont Buchverlag, Koln

The accordion format is ideally suited to displaying large amounts of information in a sequential and chronological format. This accordion catalogues art works made over the last 35,000 years. 12" (H) 67.50" (W)

Map & Guide to Powell's City of Books, nd, Powell's Books, Portland

A faux old style guide to Powell's bookstore in Portland, Oregon, USA. This accordion catalogue displays the location of different subject areas and where in the store they can be found. Also includes potted history of the bookstore whose first store was opened by Michael Powell in Chicago in 1971.  7.25" (H) 36" (W)

Hamish Fulton, Ajawaan, Art Metropole, Canada, 1987

Brit walk artist Hamish Fulton estimates that since 1969 he has made walks in 26 countries. This publication is the documentation of an 8-day walk in Central Saskatchewan, Canada, by way of Lake Ajawaan in August, 1985.  Superimposed on the panoramic image of the lake are columns of four letter words related to the natural environment. 7.5" (H) 52.25" (W)  Fulton has a very rich website at: Hamish Fulton : Walking Artist 

Richard Meade (USA) & Jurgen Olbrich (Germany), Los Angeles Photo-Copy-Strip, 1985, photocopy

A cool collaborative photocopy work by these two longtime networkers, publishers and artists. Edition of 17, singed. 8.5" (H) 32.5" (W)

Carlos Pileggi, Pulga: Parque Vitória, 2010, photocopy, Sao Paulo, Brazil

About this 2-sided accordion the artist says, "Pulga Parque Vitória is a compilation of notes and drawings that were made in the past four years at my grandparent’s house. It deals with the passage of time, preservation of memory and the sentimental value that a simple household object can build or gather throughout time.”  6" (H) 59.5" (W) For images of other zines and books by Pileggi see: zines - a set on Flickr

Kurt Ryslavy, Hambourgeois, screen print, Brussels, 1988

Kurt Reslavy was born in Austria in 1961 and now lives in Belgium. This 2-sided accordion mixes text and image in a cool expressionist swirl. For more info about this painter and conceptual artist see: Kurt Ryslavy  10.25" (H) 27.5" (W)