A Something Else Reader

Various Artists

Edited by Dick Higgins

A Something Else Reader is a previously unpublished anthology edited by Dick Higgins in 1972 to celebrate Something Else Press, a publishing company he founded in 1963 to showcase Fluxus and other experimental artists. Something Else Press published some of the most radical art and literature of its time and provided a foundation and template for the artists’ book medium, which has flourished since the 1960s.

A Something Else Reader features selections from Claes Oldenburg’s Store Days, John Cage’s Notations, An Anthology of Concrete Poetry, Breakthrough Fictioneers, Jackson Mac Low’s Stanzas for Irisi Lezak, Gertrude Stein’s Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein, Bern Porter’s I’ve Left, Wolf Vostell’s Dé-coll/age Happenings, Al Hansen’s A Primer of Happenings & Time/Space Art, and other projects for the page by Robert Filliou, Alison Knowles, Nam June Paik, Philip Corner, Daniel Spoerri, André Thomkins, and Richard Meltzer, among others. A checklist/bibliography assembled by Hugh Fox and Higgin’s unpublished introduction are also included.

368 pages
6 x 9.25 inches
Edition of 4500
October 2022
ISBN: 9781737797920