Item ID: 8444 Second Thoughts. Ulises CARRIÓN.

Second Thoughts.

70 pp. Small 4to (210 x 160 mm.), pictorial semi-stiff wrappers, title on spine. Amsterdam: VOID distributors, 1980.

The essential compendium of Ulises Carrión’s polemical essays; printed in an edition of 500 by Hetty Huisman’s VOID Distributors. His trailblazing theories and beliefs about artists’ books and mail art remain influential to this day. “The New Art of Making Books,” first published in Plural no. 41 (1975), is frequently cited by contemporary book artists.

The book includes his most important essays: “The New Art of Making Books,” “From Bookworks to Mailworks,” “Rubber Stamp Theory and Praxis,” “Rubber Stamp Art,” “Mail Art and the Big Monster,” “Table of Mail Art Works,” “Personal Worlds or Cultural Strategies?” “Bookworks Revisited.” Each has printed notes in the margins, providing clarifications or revealing Carrión’s latest views on a subject.

Fine copy. This book is now rather rare on the market.

❧ John Held, Jr., ed., Mail Art: An Annotated Bibliography (1991) 6–”Highly recommended.”.

Price: $500.00

Item ID: 8444