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Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community (First Edition, signed by John Cage)

Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community (First Edition, signed by John Cage)

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Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community (First Edition, signed by John Cage)

by Martin Duberman

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New York: E .P. Dutton, 1972. First Edition. First Edition. Humorously INSCRIBED by avant garde composer and former Black Mountain faculty member John Cage on the front flyleaf: "This is a book I haven't read. / John Cage."

A history of Black Mountain College, the experimental college located in North Carolina that, although only in existence 24 years, had a profound and lasting influence as a major incubator of the American avant garde. Cage taught at Black Mountain from 1948 to 1952, and was in residence during the summer of 1953. It was here that Cage organized the first of what would later become known as "happenings," a term coined by Cage's student Allan Kaprow some years later.

Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Owner name on the front endpaper. Page edges lightly foxed, with minor fading to the board edges. Jacket has several short closed tears, a few reinforced with cello tape on the verso, light creasing, and some minor chipping.

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Originally published: New York : Dutton, 1972. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Title
Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community (First Edition, signed by John Cage)
Author
Martin Duberman
Book Condition
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Edition
First Edition
Publisher
E .P. Dutton
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1972
Keywords
Nonfiction | History | Avant-garde | Experimental Music | Autograph Material
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History; Avant-garde; Nonfiction; Experimental Music;

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...
Chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...
Inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...
Edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
Foxed
Foxing is the age related browning, or brown-yellowish spots, that can occur to book paper over time. When this aging process...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...

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