Siglio, 2018. Item #1972
Smyth-sewn in printed wrappers, 364 pp. Illustrated with 100 color and 100 black & white images.
"There are few art-world figures as influential—and as little known—as Dick Higgins (1938-1998), co-founder of Fluxus, 'polyartist,' poet, scholar, theorist, composer, performer and, not least, the publisher of the Something Else Press. In 1965 he restored the term “intermedia” to the English language, giving it new dimension to recognize the dissolution of boundaries, the expansion of liminal spaces between traditional modes of art making, and the open field for new forms that cannot be compartmentalized. His own contributions to intermedia are many—as a participant and instigator of Happenings, as writer and composer straddling traditional and vanguard forms, among others—but it was the Something Else Press (1963-1974) that redefined how 'the book' could inhabit that energized, in-between space." (Siglio Press website.)
The book is divided into 4 sections: I) Fluxus, Happenings, Intermedia; II) The Something Else Press; III) The Constant Dialectic; IV) Pattern Poetry, Visual Poetry, Sound Poetry. It includes a fully illustrated 60 page checklist of the Something Else Press compiled by Steve Clay and closes with Hannah Higgins' wonderful and insightful piece about her father, "Eleven Snapshots of Dick Higgins." As new at published price.