PUBLISHER
Siglio

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 6 x 8.5 in. / 176 pgs / 145 duotone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 69   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781938221101 TRADE
List Price: $32.00 CDN $40.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

ARTBOOK | D.A.P. FALL 2017 CATALOG

D.A.P.

Download a PDF of the new ARTBOOK | D.A.P. Fall 2017 catalog, featuring more than 600 forthcoming books on art, architecture, photography, design, theory and more!

  

SIGLIO

John Cage: Diary

How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)

Edited by Richard Kraft, Joe Biel.

Featured image is a spread reproduced from <i>John Cage: Diary</i>.Composed over the course of 16 years, John Cage's Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) is one of his most prescient and personal works. A repository of observations, anecdotes, obsessions, jokes and koan like stories, the diary registers Cage's assessment of the times in which he lived as well as his often uncanny predictions about the world we live in now. With a great sense of play as well as purpose, Cage traverses vast territory, from postwar music to Watergate, from domestic minutiae to ideas on how to feed the world.
Typing on an IBM Selectric, Cage used chance operations to determine not only the word count and the application of various typefaces but also the number of letters per line, the patterns of indentation and--in the case of Part Three (published as a Great Bear pamphlet by Something Else Press)--color. The beautiful and unusual visual variances become almost musical as the physicality of the language on the page suggests the sonic. This first complete hardcover edition collects all eight parts Cage originally published in A Year from Monday, M and X. Coeditors Kraft and Biel have consulted these publications along with Cage's original manuscripts, and--with the Great Bear pamphlet as a guide--they have used chance operations to render the entire text in various combinations of red and blue as well as apply a set of 18 typefaces to the entire work.
Composer, philosopher, writer and artist, John Cage (1912-92) is one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. A pioneer in extending the boundaries of music, often composing works through chance operations, Cage also had an extraordinary impact on dance, poetry, performance and visual art.

Featured image is a spread reproduced from John Cage: Diary.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Hyperallergic

Gilbert Alan

A work in which the visual dimension has become as multifaceted as the textual one, making Cage the posthumous collaborator on an artist' book

The New York Times

Holland Cotter

The Siglio edition preserves [Cage's] graphic effects, but more importantly it gives a sense of the company he kept... and of his passionate feelings about a world locked in a state of perpetual warfare... Cage has a reputation for being a Zen-inspired wit. He was also much more, an intensely engaged moral thinker.

The Paris Review Daily

Nicole Rudick

These fragments of opinions and problems, worries and joys are meant to be meditative, and working through them recalibrates the reader’s perspective.

John Cage: Diary

in stock  $32.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

JOHN CAGE MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

John Cage / Milan Grygar: Chance Operations & Intention

JOHN CAGE / MILAN GRYGAR: CHANCE OPERATIONS & INTENTION

Edited by Beate Reifenscheid. Text by Jean-Yves Bosseur, Hana Larvová, Suzana Leu.

KERBER

ISBN: 9783735601551 | US $47.50

Pub Date: 3/22/2016
Active | In stock


John Cage: Diary

JOHN CAGE: DIARY

Edited by Richard Kraft, Joe Biel.

SIGLIO

ISBN: 9781938221101 | US $32.00

Pub Date: 10/27/2015
Active | In stock


Sound Pages: John Cage's Publications

SOUND PAGES: JOHN CAGE'S PUBLICATIONS

Edited by Giorgio Maffei, Fabio Carboni.

CORRAINI EDIZIONI

ISBN: 9788897753032 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 3/31/2014
Active | Awaiting stock


John Cage & Thomas Wulffen: Rrose to the Occasion

JOHN CAGE & THOMAS WULFFEN: RROSE TO THE OCCASION

MODERNE KUNST NüRNBERG

ISBN: 9783869843858 | US $25.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2013
Active | In stock


Composition in Retrospect

COMPOSITION IN RETROSPECT

By John Cage.

EXACT CHANGE

ISBN: 9781878972118 | US $15.95

Pub Date: 10/1/2008
Active | In stock


John Cage: Every Day is a Good Day: The Visual Art of John Cage

JOHN CAGE: EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY: THE VISUAL ART OF JOHN CAGE

HAYWARD PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781853322839 | US $30.00

Pub Date: 9/30/2010
Out of print | Not Available


John Cage Shock Vol. / 2LP

JOHN CAGE SHOCK VOL. / 2LP

EM RECORDS (JAPAN)

ISBN: EM 1107LP | US $32.53

Pub Date: --
Active | OUT OF STOCK


John Cage 4'33

JOHN CAGE 4'33

C.F. PETERS

ISBN: 9790300744834 | US $5.95

Pub Date:
Active | OUT OF STOCK




print icon


arrow back


arrow forward


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com