New York: Buffalo Press, 1973. 1st Edition. Oblong octavo, publisher's stapled printed 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. Summer 1906, the second volume in his series Details from the Excavation of Wooster Street, comprises typed lyrical narrative variations on the theme of summers past, each inside a facsimile handwritten rectangle. Published by Joan Simon's Buffalo Press. Some toning and light soiling to wraps. Very good. Item #7541