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People Music - The Outline and Thickness of a Person Becomes a Music Box by  Joe Jones - from Bernett Penka Rare Books LLC (SKU: 51701)

People Music - The Outline and Thickness of a Person Becomes a Music Box

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People Music - The Outline and Thickness of a Person Becomes a Music Box

by Jones, Joe

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Single sheet requesting participants for a musical event, outlining instructions for how to participate, with a facsimile letter from Jones and instructive diagram, facsimile signature and date to lower righthand corner. 4to., folded across the center. Some toning and sunning, otherwise good. Reggio Emilia (Edition Pari and Dispari) 1976. The instructions on the sheet to potential participants read: "The person layes [sic] down on the floor with arms and legs straight and as close together as possible, the outline of body is traced on paper. The thickist [sic] part of the person is measured from the floor while still on the floor. The person ALSO is asked to send a list of at least 5 tunes clasic [sic] or pop witch [sic] will become a part of their music box. Two music boxes will be made, one for performance - sale, the other for the person who participates."

The facsimile letter from Jones reads, "The idea is to show the difference of sound created by different structures. To chose the shape and size of bodyies seemed to be the best way to achieve the actuality. But to chose I thought was wrong so I decided to send invitations to my friends who I have known for over 15 years, also new friends. Those who answer will receive what is mentioned above..."

Scarce; as of November 2021, we could not find this item listed through OCLC.

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Bookseller
Bernett Penka Rare Books LLC US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
51701
Title
People Music - The Outline and Thickness of a Person Becomes a Music Box
Author
Jones, Joe
Book condition
Used
Quantity-available
1
Keywords
Italy, contemporary art, Fluxus, music, happening, performance art
Bookseller catalogs
Contemporary Art; Italy;

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About Bernett Penka Rare Books LLC

Bernett Penka Rare Books specializes in rare and out-of-print scholarly books on the History of Art and Architecture from antiquity to the present. Since 1944 we have been helping institutional libraries and individuals build their collections.

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