FOOLSCRAP by Telfer Stokes
Weproductions, 1973, First edition, 128 pp., 4 1/4" X 7", Softcover
The artists’ books of Telfer Stokes, which he began making in the early seventies, are amazing examples of the possibilities of creating a visual language for the page. In Foolscrap (as in others of his book works), Stokes plays with basic elements of the book and the page– surface, distance, time, movement, and sequence – to create a dazzling combination of effects. Ultimately what he produces is a conceptual narrative, a kind of story about the act of looking.