Dieter Roth. Book AC. 1958-64, published 1964

Dieter Roth Book AC 1958-64, published 1964

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Roth’s project Book comprises more than thirty separate works, made in 1958, 1959, and 1964. Each work, including Book AC, consists of loose pages in two colors, which can be shuffled and oriented in any way the reader chooses. Each page of the book features a series of cut slots: thick and thin, single and multiple, at various angles. Turning the page is a distinctly kinetic experience as one cut sheet piles on top of another, with the patterned grids flickering to great optical effect.

Gallery label from Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth, February 17–June 24, 2013.
Medium
Artist's book of twenty-four die-cuts
Dimensions
sheet (each): 16 x 16" (40.7 x 40.7 cm); overall (box): 16 5/8 x 16 3/4 x 11/16" (42.3 x 42.6 x 1.7 cm)
Publisher
Ives-Sillman, New Haven, CT
Fabricator
Ives-Sillman, New Haven, CT
Edition
250
Credit
Monroe Wheeler Fund
Object number
584.1966.1-24
Copyright
© 2021 Estate of Dieter Roth
Type
Illustrated Book
Department
Drawings and Prints
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