BLOCK, Rene et al. Soho: Downtown Manhattan.

(Berlin): Akademie der Kunste, 1976. First edition. Small square quarto. 427 pages. Extensive catalogue published to coincide with an exhibition at the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin Festwochen, September 6 – October 17, 1976 which explored downtown Soho via the arts and music. The volume includes essays by Rene Block, Stephen Koch, Lawrence Alloway, Peter Frank, Lucy R. Lippard, Douglas Davis, Stephen B. Reichard, and Joan La Barbara. The exhibition checklist cites 398 pieces by 98 artists, and it appears as if most, if not all, are pictured here. Text in German and English. A good copy in photo-illustrated wrappers. Heavy crease to front cover. An uncommon, but important work.


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