VITO ACCONCI BY Kate Linker
Rizzoli, 1994, First edition, 224 pp., 8 1/2" X 10 1/4", Hardcover
Fine in very good+ dj
"This first full-scale study of the artist's career traces the shift from his early 'language pieces' to his first visual art in 1969 (photographs that recorded the actions of his body -- bending, throwing, jumping -- in landscape) to the filmed live performances and provocative installations of the 1970s and to his sculptural furniture and architecture and the public projects of the 1980s and early 1990s. Exploring works like 'Where Are We Now (Who Are We Anyway?),' 1976; 'VD Lives / TV Must Die,' 1978; 'Maze Table,' 1985; 'Convertible Clam Shelter,' 1990; 'Adjustable Wall Bras,' 1990-91; and 'Mobile Linear City,' 1991, Kate Linker's important publication defines an artist in the process of defining the self in its personal, political, and cultural sphere."