ALISON KNOWLES, A Bean Concordance, 1983

ALISON KNOWLES, A Bean Concordance, 1983 New York, 1983
28 x 20 cm / 10 x 7.5 inches
108 pp. of which 90 pp. illustrated
published by Printed Editions, New York, 1983

A Bean Concordance gathers together a variety of material that relates to beans from social detritus across cultures. Clippings include pieces about Native American bean rituals, the Japanese tradition of Setsubun, in which end of winter is marked by throwing beans, and Italian proverbs using beans as well as more graphic findings from newspapers and packaging. In short many bean stories, pictures and ephemera collected and designed by Alison Knowles. Contributors include Alison Knowles, George Brecht, Robert Filliou, Simone Forti, Geoffrey Hendricks, Dick Higgins, Anne Tardos, Yasunao Tone, and many others. Estimate $50.00 August 2013