Book / Transference: Roget’s Thesaurus. Vito Hannibal Acconci. 0 to 9. 1969.

Book / Transference: Roget’s Thesaurus.

0 to 9, 1969. Item #1139

Side-stapled paper wrappers, 21 mimeographed leaves.

The front wrapper of this work contains a newspaper’s public notice ads, with a small typed title overlaid. The work itself unfolds as a conceptual project of “installation” by examining the letters that occur at the beginning and end of lines in Roget’s Thesaurus and using these as raw materials to construct vertical columns of text. The text appears letter by letter down the left and right margins of the work with an “installation” note at the bottom of each page, creating a “U” shape that continues throughout the piece. Ink price (1-) to title page. Near fine.

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