Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Richard Long, A Walk Past Standing Stones, Coracle Press for Anthony d'Offay, 1980

This is a really beautiful palm-sized accordion documenting a series of 9 standing stones that Long passed during one of his walk-as-art works in Cornwall, England. Either as documentation of an ephemeral activity, or simply as an artists' book, this small publication exudes a sense of intimacy through these mute signposts while a narrative of distance connects Long's walk and the origins of these stones.

For further information about Long's activities see his site at: richard long Individual page 3.5"(h) x 2 3/8"(w), extended 23.5".


  1. Hi box of water,
    I like you blog and have a pair of accordian books that would be great to add to your blog. You can see info and images on my website of the works.

    Let me know what you think.
    Best wishes,

  2. Amanda: sorry about tardy reply, i've been away from this blog for a while...i'd love to include 'reflection-on-digestion.' I've got a stack of new accordions and will be getting up to date in the next month or so...i'll try using the images from your web site, along with your text. i'll contact you if i need more stuff....nice work!

  3. Hi, Thanks so much for your reply. It would be great to be included on your blog. You may need slightly bigger images than I have on my website, so let me know an email address and I can send you the relavent jpegs and extended texts. Best Amanda

    1. amanda: i know this is too late, but:
      the blog still lives!