[New York]: Richard Nonas, 1974. 1st Edition. 24mo, publisher's printed stiff paper wraps.
Artist’s book by post-minimalist sculptor Richard Nonas. Originally trained as an anthropologist, Nonas began experimenting with sculpture after returning to New York from fieldwork expeditions among Native American populations in Canada, Mexico, and the American Southwest. Influenced by his ethnographic eye, the entirety of his oeuvre revolves around space, place, and time through the employment of raw materials such as steel, wood, and stone. Sonora Cows, the fourth volume in his series Details from the Excavation of Wooster Street, comprises variations on a sentence pertaining to cows in Sonora produced in handwritten facsimile and penned inside a rectangle. About the book, Nonas later noted that the "corralling" function in the book can also be applied to his sculptures. Fine. Item #7539