George Brecht, Claus Bremer, Earle Brown, Joseph Byrd, John Cage, Anthony Cox, David Degener, Walter De Maria, Henry Flynt, Yoko Ono, Dick Higgins, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Terry Jennings, Dennis Johnson, Ding Dong, Ray Johnson, Jackson Mac Low, Richard Maxfield, Robert Morris, Simone Forti, Nam June Paik, Terry Riley, Dieter Roth, James Waring, Emmett Williams, Christian Wolff, La Monte Young. An Anthology of chance operations, concept art, anti art, indeterminacy, plans of action, diagrams, music, dance constructions, improvization, meaningless work, natural disasters, compositions, mathematics, essays, poetry. 1963

George Brecht, Claus Bremer, Earle Brown, Joseph Byrd, John Cage, Anthony Cox, David Degener, Walter De Maria, Henry Flynt, Yoko Ono, Dick Higgins, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Terry Jennings, Dennis Johnson, Ding Dong, Ray Johnson, Jackson Mac Low, Richard Maxfield, Robert Morris, Simone Forti, Nam June Paik, Terry Riley, Dieter Roth, James Waring, Emmett Williams, Christian Wolff, La Monte Young An Anthology of chance operations, concept art, anti art, indeterminacy, plans of action, diagrams, music, dance constructions, improvization, meaningless work, natural disasters, compositions, mathematics, essays, poetry 1963

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Edited by La Monte Young in 1961, designed by George Maciunas, and published in 1963, An Anthology contains contributions by more than a dozen artists, many of whom would become associated with Fluxus. An early manifestation of the genre of artists’ books—books in which the content is the artwork—An Anthology contains a diverse array of contributions, including musical notation, visual and concrete poetry, graphics, instruction–based works, and essays. One primary inclusion is Henry Flynt’s 1961 essay “Concept Art (Provisional Version),” in which Flynt frames Conceptualism as “an art of which the material is ‘concepts,’ as the material of for ex.[ample] music is sound. Since ‘concepts’ are closely bound up with language, concept art is a kind of art of which the material is language.”

Gallery label from There Will Never Be Silence: Scoring John Cage’s 4’33”, October 12, 2013–June 22, 2014.
Medium
Artist's book, letterpress and offset printed
Dimensions
overall: 7 3/4 x 8 15/16 x 3/8" (19.7 x 22.7 x 1 cm)
Designer
George Maciunas
Publisher
La Monte Young, Jackson Mac Low
Credit
The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Gift
Object number
2855.2008
Department
Drawings and Prints

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