PONTUS HULTÉN, K. G The Machine.

(new York): The Museum of Modern Art, 1968. First edition. 4to. Catalogue of an exhibition to be held at the Museum of Modern Art, Nov. 25, 1968-Feb. 9, 1969; University of St. Thomas, Houston, Mar. 25-May 18, 1969; and San Francisco Museum of Art, June 23-Aug. 24, 1969. The volume includes work by over a hundred artists, chronologically from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, and illustrates the historical intersections of art and technology. It was also the first exhibition to feature an art installation using a primitive video cassette recorder by Nam June Paik. The volume concentrates on Kinetic art and absurdist representations of machinery with examples from the works of Alexander Calder, Marchel Duchamp, Max Ernst, George Grosz, R. Buckminster Fuller, El Lissitzky, Man ray, Bruno Munari, La Monte Young and many others. This is an exceptionally fine copy with stamped, lithographed tin covers, with riveted metal spine, housed in the original white box with the title printed on the fore-edge. This is only the second example of the scarce box we have seen.


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