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Coventry: Analytical Art, November 1970
21 x 15cm, 44pp. Card covers. The first of only two editions of this artist book (both differed) of Coventry student work from the course originally established by Art & Language at Coventry in 1969. Edited by David Rushton and Philip Pilkington. Comprising short texts describing and discussing different art projects carried out by Analytical Art before joining A&L. The short foreword notes the intent of the group to publish this journal twice a year although only two issues came out. The works described include Rushton’s ‘Event’, Milson and Pilkingston’s ‘Notion of a thing persisting…’ Pilkington and Lole’s ‘Is the statement that “Noland is thirty feet by six feet” an statement about an art object?’, Willsmore’s ‘Identity Mistakes’ and Susan Beeby’s ‘Can I reproduce my feelings in respect of Jim DInes (sic) toaster in John Mitchell’ and finally Dave Rushton’s “Exhibited painting”. Only “about a hundred” of these books were printed, very few were sold and they are quite rare. This copy is in VG condition although there is one brown mark below the front cover title.