READING JOHN CAGE by Octavio Paz and WHITE ON BLANCO by John Cage. Octavio Paz, John Cage.
READING JOHN CAGE by Octavio Paz and WHITE ON BLANCO by John Cage.
READING JOHN CAGE by Octavio Paz and WHITE ON BLANCO by John Cage.
READING JOHN CAGE by Octavio Paz and WHITE ON BLANCO by John Cage.

READING JOHN CAGE by Octavio Paz and WHITE ON BLANCO by John Cage. With woodcuts and monoprints by Ilse Schreiber-Noll.

(Tarrytown), 1989. 15 x 22. About 28 leaves, a mixture of single sheets, double sheets, and foldout leaves. Some of the pages have been colored before letterpress. Wraps covered with a multicolor woodcut and monotype image on front. In a sepia linen traycase with inset woodcut portraits of Paz and Cage. Light wear to case. Fine. Item #16147

One of 14 copies signed by Paz, Cage, Noll, and Weinberger. Printed and bound by the artist. In this book, participants join voices in a complex bilingual counterpoint of mutual admiration. Paz's poem is printed in Spanish and in Eliot Weinberger's English translation. Eliot Weinberger completes the triad with his own mesostic on Paz and Cage. Cage responds to Paz with a mesostic in Spanish (here printed from Cage's handwriting in blue ink). The English translation, printed in red ink on translucent paper, overlays the Spanish and both may be viewed simultaneously. These are enclosed in orange printed wraps. Paz's poem is enclosed in wraps bearing a large portrait of Paz. The English text is woven through, and sometimes printed upon, full page images. There is a large portrait of Cage. In a dramatic tri-fold (about 40 inches) phone poles march across the landscape, their wires stretching into the horizon, reflecting the theme of Connections, and the spaces between. FREE SHIPPING for this oversized piece.

Price: $4,900.00

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