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Various Artists

Receive all of Primary Information’s titles for 2015 for one low price.

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Fantastic Architecture

Various Artists

Fantastic Architecture is a reprint of Something Else Press’ 1970 Fantastic Architecture edited by Dick Higgins and Wolf Vostell.

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77 and/or 58 and/with 19

Darren Bader

77 and/or 58 and/with 19 is a collection of texts for 77 artworks by Darren Bader.

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Program Notes

Max Neuhaus

A facsimile edition of Max Neuhaus’s 1974 pamphlet, originally published by York University, that presents aphoristic statements and thoughts from the artist on space and sound.

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Solo Voice I – X

C Spencer Yeh

The first LP by C Spencer Yeh devoted entirely to the voice.

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Removal Technician

Alex Hubbard

A compilation of the two issues of Removal Technician, a zine produced by Alex Hubbard and Dan Mains  in the late nineties.

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Hegemony of Delete

Co La

A record of delicately deformed electronic music by Matthew Papich, aka Co La. 

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ALBUM

Eline Mugaas and Elise Storsveen

A compilation of the first ten issues of the Scandinavian zine ALBUM, which is comprised of photographic illustrations, advertisements, and other ubiquitous found media images.

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The George Kuchar Reader

George Kuchar

An expansive anthology of the writings that underscored George Kuchar’s work and life, featuring a wide range of ephemera alongside critical and autobiographical writings by the late underground auteur.

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Cannibal

Cannibal

The debut record from the trio of artists/musicians Cary Loren, Cameron Jamie, and Dennis Tyfus.

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Avalanche (Signed Limited Edition)

Various Artists

The complete thirteen issues 1970-1976 Limited edition of 100 signed and numbered by Liza Béar and Willoughby Sharp.

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EYEYE Tote Bag

Aram Saroyan

A tote bag emblazoned with one of Aram Saroyan’s classic minimalist poems.

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REAL LIFE Magazine

Various Artists

A selection of writings and artists’ projects from REAL LIFE magazine, originally edited by Thomas Lawson and Susan Morgan.

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An Anthology of Concrete Poetry

Various Artists

A facsimile edition of Something Else Press’ definitive survey of the Concrete Poetry movement, edited by Emmett Williams and featuring works by 77 writers and artists.

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Format

Sarah Crowner

Sarah Crowner’s first widely distributed artist book is a roving collage of material addressing the artist’s concerns with the historical overlap of art, writing, fashion, and design.

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IRL

JEQU

IRL takes the form of a mood board wrapper with an interview inside: a discussion with Luc Boltanski on the meaning and future of artistic critique, introduced with a text by JEQU (Howie Chen and Jason Kakoyiannis).

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Chimerizations

Florian Hecker

An artist book documenting Florian Hecker’s work around the phenomenon of Auditory Chimeras, with texts by Reza Negarestani, Stefan Helmreich, and Catherine Wood.

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On Onions

Elad Lassry

Elad Lassry’s first artist book interweaves a photographic study of onions with a commissioned text by Angie Keefer discussing their effect on human tear ducts and more.

 

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Rêve Parisien

Rhys Chatham

An LP of four trumpet compositions by legendary composer Rhys Chatham, originally performed at a Jacob Kassay exhibition in Paris in 2010.

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Do You Love Me

Lutz Bacher

An artist book obliquely surveying the artist’s work and herself from the 70s to the present, via a series of personal interviews conducted by Bacher on herself with the curators, assistants, and friends she has worked with throughout the years.

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MIRROR | ME

Various Artists

A zine developed from a collaborative exhibition and performance organized by writer Brandon Stosuy and artist Kai Althoff at Dispatch Bureau in 2009.

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DISBAND

DISBAND

Long-lost live recordings of this loose group of feminist performers—Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Barbara Kruger, Ingrid Sischy, Diane Torr, and Martha Wilson—from New York’s new/no wave heyday.

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Rock/Music Writings

Dan Graham

The first collection in English of Dan Graham’s influential writings on Rock and Roll, with thirteen essays spanning from the late 1960s to the late 1980s.

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A Book About Love & War & Death: Canto One

Dick Higgins

The first section of this major work by Higgins, a sprawling prose poem meant to be read aloud.

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Incomplete Requiem for W. C. Fields

Al Hansen

The full poem as recited by Hansen in a legendary 1958 performance in New York, at the intersection of the “backwash from the San Francisco Poetry Revolution” and the dawn of Happenings.

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Manifestos

Various Artists

The de facto centerpiece of the Great Bear series, an expanded “double-pamphlet” with contributions from a range of key artists and poets of the period.

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The Art of Noise

Luigi Russolo

The 1913 Futurist manifesto in a translation by Robert Filliou.

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Berlin and Phenomena

Wolf Vostell

Two large-scale performance works from the mid-60s, as chronicled by Vostell himself.

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Ritual: A Book of Primitive Rites and Events

Jerome Rothenberg

A collection of event scores and descriptions adapted from a range of ethnographic sources, Ritual also implicitly functions as an examination of the contemporary Happenings scene in an expanded historical and anthropological context.

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Some Recent Happenings

Allan Kaprow

A general introduction to Happenings and a dispatch on the forms they were taking at a key point in their development.

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The Cursive Scandinavian Salve

Bengt af Klintberg

A collection of event scores and scenarios by Klintberg, a Swedish folklorist who was one of the earliest Scandinavian participants in Happenings and Fluxus.

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The Twin Plays: Port-au-Prince & Adams County Illinois

Jackson Mac Low

A pair of structurally identical plays, each composed through the use of chance operations within a highly restricted lexicon.

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By Alison Knowles

Alison Knowles

An overview of Knowles’ seminal early performance/event pieces (1961-65).

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Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) Continued Part Three (1967)

John Cage

A roving poem/essay also conceived as a “piece” for the printing press as instrument.

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The Last French-Fried Potato and Other Poems

Emmett Williams

A short but potent collection of poems by Williams, a central player in Fluxus and the concrete poetry movement and one of the editors of the Great Bear series.

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Popular Entertainments

Philip Corner

A collection of musical works and a striking visual and poetic work unto itself, with Corner’s restless linguistic and graphical invention on full display.

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Chance-Imagery

George Brecht

The influential essay by Brecht, which frames examinations of the use of chance methods in Dada, Surrealism, Pollock, and Cage in a discussion of parallel historical developments in the sciences and elsewhere.

 

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A Filliou Sampler

Robert Filliou

A collection of poems, plays, and performance works by the itinerant French Fluxus artist.

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Untitled Essay and Other Works

Allan Kaprow

Three scenarios for Happenings and a key early statement, which originally accompanied the first published Happening in 1958.

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Injun & Other Histories (1960)

Claes Oldenburg

A collection of early writings by Oldenburg, with two illustrations.

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Autobiography

David Antin

A prototypical work by the pioneering poet and critic; one of his very first publications.

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A Look into the blue tide, part 2

Diter Rot

“A look into” the vast, multi-part work that developed out of a diary kept during Roth’s mid-60s sojourn in the United States.

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A Zaj Sampler

Various Artists

A survey of works by the Zaj group, with contributions from Walter Marchetti, Juan Hidalgo, José Luis Castillejo, Ramiro Cortés, and others.

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Quincy

Carl Andre

A facsimile edition of the 1973 artist book, in which Carl Andre commissioned photographs of his hometown Quincy, Massachussets.

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Complete Minimal Poems

Aram Saroyan

The second edition of this celebrated collection, which gathers Aram Saroyan’s groundbreaking concrete and minimalist poems of the 1960s in a single volume.

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The Definitive/ist Manifesto

Guerilla Art Action Group

A poster of the Guerilla Art Action Group’s Definitive/ist Manifesto from 1981.

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G.P.O. versus G.P-O

Genesis P-Orridge

A facsimile edition of the artist book chronicling Genesis P-Orridge’s 1975 prosecution for disseminating pornographic material through the British mail.

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Destroy All Monsters Magazine

Destroy All Monsters

A compilation of the magazine collaboratively produced by Mike Kelley, Cary Loren, Niagara, and Jim Shaw from 1976-1979.

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Avalanche (Trade Edition)

Various Artists

A facsimile edition of the full thirteen issues (1970-76) of the seminal magazine edited by Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar.

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Notebooks 1967-1970

Lee Lozano

A compilation of Lozano’s notebooks from 1967-1970, with selections ranging from her seminal “Language Pieces” to her studies for paintings.

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XXX Macarena

Tony Conrad, Jutta Koether, John Miller

The first and last record by this art/music supergroup comprised of Tony Conrad, Jutta Koether, and John Miller.

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How to Make a Happening

Allan Kaprow

The first widely available edition of Kaprow’s How to Make a Happening, recorded in 1965 and originally issued as an LP the following year.

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Coffee Coffee

Aram Saroyan

Infamous artist book by one of the 1960s’ most controversial poets. Aram Saroyan’s Coffee Coffee was originally published as a mimeographed edition by Vito Acconci and Bernadette Mayer on their 0 To 9 press in 1967.

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Great Bear Pamphlet Series

Various Artists

A limited edition collection of Primary Information’s facsimile edition of Something Else Press Great Bear pamphlet series.

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