Art 60s FLUXUS DESIGN Dubuffet Beuys Warhol Sol Lewitt

Art of the Sixties. Kunst der Sechziger Jahre (Sammlung Ludwig im Wallraf-Richartz Museum Köln) Edited by G. von der OSTEN Köln, Germany: Wallraf-Richartz Museum, 1970. Artist-designed hard + softcover. 4to. 5th (and final) enlarged edition. Profusely illustrated, including numerous screen-printed illustrations and figures on transparent sheets, tipped-in plates and foldouts. Text in German and English.
226 tipped-in color plates, some folding, interleaved with numerous screen-printed clear acetate sheets (mostly photos of the artists), texts in German and English - the German text printed on thin styrofoam, the rest of the book printed, or with plates mounted, on brown paper stock. Clear embossed/molded plastic wrappers, held together with two bolts through a heavy clear perspex spine (the whole, designed by Wolf Vostell). 30 x 25cms, 6.5cms thick. Nearly 100 of the most prominent late 20th century contemporary and modern artists are represented in this definitive collection of the art of the 60's. This catalogue itself is a wonderful 1960's object - arguably an artists' book.

Contributions by: Joseph Albers, Joseph Beuys, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Dan Flavin, Lucio Fontana, Richard Hamilton, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Sol Lewitt, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, Nikki de Saint Phalle, Richard Serra, Pierre Soulages,

A possible ex-library copy but with no markings as such, only the evidence of label removal (including some skimming to a blank page). Includes the original see-through soft plastic covers (revealing the screen-printed wrapper featuring a print after Roy Lichtenstein) bound by the thick hard plastic spine attached with metal bolts, the whole designed by Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell. Lightly bowed, spine slightly rubbed, minor chipping to plastic, otherwise a very good copy of this revised and enlarged 5th edition, almost double the size of the first edition.

An unusual art object and landmark publication of the era.

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