Cover to Cover

Michael Snow

Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and New York University Press, Halifax and New York, 1975. 4to. [312] pp. Photo illustrated cloth-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Rare hardcover edition of this artists book by conceptual artist Michael Snow. As its title implies, this book contains no text save the colophon, and can be read forwards and backwards, with both sections converging towards the center. Here, Snow engages with and questions the nature of photographic veracity and the legibility of surfaces a stance that is somewhat akin to the work of his contemporaries Kenneth Josephson, Robert Cumming and Duane Michals. Boards in very good condition with general shelfwear and slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. First page has small pencil markings to the upper right corner, otherwise pages are crisp and clean. Hardcover edition is scarce in any condition.