Artists' Books

Notebook on Water, 1965-66

Notebook on Water, 1965-66

Joseph Kosuth
Special Collections, Rhode Island School of Design
Fleet Library, Rhode Island School of Design


1 envelope ([15] leaves : illustrations, map (1 folded)) Title from envelope.

Originally a component of “Artists & Photographs”, the acclaimed boxed set of printed multiples by leading artists of the 1960s published by Multiples Inc. Notebook on Water comes as an envelope with 13 sheets of Kosuth’s conceptual practice, including handsome offset prints on a black background displaying dictionary definitions of aspects of water, one per page. Ice, water, steam, oxygen, hydrogen, and snow are accompanied by an introductory page of printed handwritten (by Kosuth) statements from Ad Reinhardt and Donald Judd, a map of the world, and a photograph of a radiator. – Printed Matter, Inc.