Coventry: Art & Language, 1971
30 x 21cm, 30pp (recto only). Original covers and white slide binding. Xerox inner pages as issued. First and only edition of this artist’s book written mostly by Pilkington and Rushton again for a Paul Maenz exhibition in Germany which also travelled to London later. The work is a discussion on the role of indexing as an art practice and also discusses the logical differences between indexing and mapping. This book was one of ONLY three copies made and is signed in black pen and dated “1971” over the official “Art + Language” stamp (which notes within its impression as members of the group: Atkinson, Bainbridge, Baldwin, Burn, Harrison, Hurrell, Kosuth, Pilkington, Ramsden and Rushton). Additionally there is a blue pen note denoting this book as “second copy”. The inside title page has a tipped on small title label (xerox) which has some staining from the glue and there are some minor browning to the 40 year old glossy card wrappers in places but else VG+/ Clearly a major rarity and a virtually unknown official Art & Language publication.