Item #40070 I See/You Mean: A Novel. Lucy LIPPARD.
I See/You Mean: A Novel.
I See/You Mean: A Novel.


I See/You Mean: A Novel.

Los Angeles: Chrysalis Books, 1979. First edition. Wrps. (no h/c issued), 149pp.

An experimental work of fiction written in 1970, three years before the publication of the author’s landmark anthology of conceptual art, “Six years: the dematerialization of the art object from 1966 to 1972”.

Lippard subsequently viewed the act of writing it as beginning the process of her own feminist consciousness-raising: “I started writing and realised I was ashamed to be a woman. Then I had to find out why. Then I got very angry. The fragmented visual form came out of contemporary art and the conflicting emotions of 1960s political confrontation; they suggested a new way to put things back together - an open-ended, female way that didn’t pretend conclusions.”

Slight rubbing to extremities, o/w a tight, Very Good plus copy with uncreased spine.

Extremely scarce in the original edition (the publisher was a West Coast feminist quarterly art and culture magazine to which Lippard frequently contributed).

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