Mechanismus der Bedeutung (Werk im Entstehen: 1963-1971), 1971, Very Good w/DJ

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Alloway, Lawrence. Mechanismus der Bedeutung (Werk im Entstehen: 1963-1971)  (Munich: Bruckmann, 1971).
German, First Edition, a Very Good book in a Very Good dust jacket, SC, 4to, 9 1/2" x 9," 126 pp., including illustrations.
ISBN: 3765414379

Text in German. White paper wrappers in a beige paper dust jacket. Black lettering to dust jacket spine. Covers have light age toning and a few small bumps and slight wear to edges and tips, else clean and intact, binding tight. Dust jacket has light age toning, a few small smudges, and slight wear to extremities, else clean and intact. Dust jacket protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Pages have light age toning, else pristine and intact. Replete with illustrations. 83 illustrations in total, 14 of which are in color. Fascinating catalogue about Shusaku Arakawa and Madeline Gins's collaborative art research project, The Mechanism of Meaning, which began in 1963 and ended in 1973. This catalogue acknowledges that their project, at the time, was ongoing. The Mechanism of Meaning ruminates on the theme of "meaning" and includes a diverse range of Conceptual Art in the form of drawings, sculptures, prints, and other art media. Shusaku Arakawa (1936-2010) was a Japanese artist and architect. His work spanned a variety of art disciplines including painting, printmaking, experimental filmmaking, performance art, architecture, and landscape design. He frequently collaborated with his wife, Madeline Gins (1941-2014), an American artist, architect, and poet. He and Gins are associated with the Conceptual Art and Fluxus movements.