Fred Sandback, New York, New York, 1977/2003.
Softcover, staple-bound, 24 pp., 15.3 x 15.3 cm.
Reprint [Edition of 2000]
Ten Isometric Drawings for Ten Vertical Constructions
New York City, USA: Lapp Princess, 1977.
Writer and art critic Amy Baker founded Lapp Princess Press in 1977 with the goal to create artists' books that could be purchased by the widest possible audience. Works were published in editions of 2,000 and sold for $3 each. Other than the uniform format (6 inches square), artists were given complete freedom in terms of the content. Sandback, who would later marry Baker, was the first artist invited. Eleven others followed between the years of 1977 and 1979, until Baker left to become executive publisher of Artforum. Other artists include David Shapiro, Chuck Close, Victor Burgin and Alice Aycock.
Simple vertical lines on a three dimensionally grided field create surprisingly complex spatial relationships in this Lapp Princess Press publication, the first in a series.