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John Cage: a mycological foray : variations on mushrooms / managing editor, Pascale Georgiev ; author, Kingston Trinder.
Los Angeles, California : Atelier Éditions, 
2 volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm, in slipcase
Smith, Alexander H. (Alexander Hanchett), 1904-1986
Long, Lois, 1918-2005
John Cage: A Mycological Foray' draws readers across the idiosyncratic, mushroom-suffused, innermost landscape of celebrated American composer John Cage. Upon the remarkable journey with Cage, one encounters assorted photographs, compositions, and contemplations; all in the very same unexpected fashion one encounters various flora and fungi species while mushroom foraging. Volume I encompasses Cage's mycological-oriented indeterminacy stories, diary excerpts, and essays; and the complete transcript of Cage's 1983 performance, 'Mushrooms et Variationes'. Volume II offers the inaugural reproduction of Cage's 1972 portfolio, 'Mushroom Book'; authored in collaboration with illustrator Lois Long and botanist Alexander H. Smith.
Title from slipcase.
"'Music lovers' field companion', 'Mushrooms et variations', and 'Mushroom book' (with Lois Long and Alexander H. Smith) by John Cage"--Colophon.
Volume 2 is a reproduction of Cages's 1972 portfolio "Mushroom book" and contains 20 unnumbered leaves of plates with x overlays.
"Released as a limited edition of 75 in 1972, this illustrated book of 20 lithographs and accompanying texts is a collaborationbetween John Cage, illustrator Lois Long and botanist Alexander H. Smith. Printed at Hollander Workshop, Inc. in New York, the original lithograph sheets were 22.5 x 30 in., resized here for easier handling".
Includes bibliographical references and index.
I. John Cage: a mycological foray: Music lovers' field companion / [John Cage] ; Where the whippoorwill sound morel lay / Kingston Trinder ; Mushrooms et variationes / [John Cage] -- II. Mushroom book / John Cage, Lois Long, Alexander H. Smith.