John Cage: a mycological foray : variations on mushrooms / managing editor, Pascale Georgiev ; author, Kingston Trinder.

Author
Cage, John [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Los Angeles, California : Atelier Éditions, [2020]
  • ©2020
Description
2 volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm, in slipcase

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Summary note
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.
Notes
  • 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".
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
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.
Other title(s)
  • Mycological foray
  • Mushroom book.
ISBN
  • 9781733622004 (paperback)
  • 1733622004 (paperback)
OCLC
1181996869
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