Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour



Sol Lewitt
Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour
New York, Printed Matter, 2019
20,3 x 20,3 cm
[34] p.
ISBN: 9781732098664

This publication is a facsimile edition of Sol LeWitt’s iconic Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour. Originally published in 1977, the publication stands as an enduring example of LeWitt’s rigorous process-driven practice, which utilized simple conceptual parameters to generate complex and formally-diverse visual works.


Four Basic Kinds of Lines & Colour

If In Fact There Is A Context


Lawrence Weiner
If In Fact There Is A Context
100 Notizen – 100 Gedanken / 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts : No. 008
Alemanha, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2011
10,5 x 15 cm
[24] p.
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2857-7

As a prelude to the 2012 exhibition, dOCUMENTA (13) and Hatje Cantz are publishing a series of notebooks, 100 Notes – 100 Thoughts, that is comprised of facsimiles of existing notebooks, commissioned essays, collaborations, and conversations. The series is edited by Bettina Funcke.

For this series, artist Lawrence Weiner (b. 1942) has made an artist’s book in exactly the same format (A6) and with the same number of pages (24) as his first contribution to documenta 5 in 1972, curated by Harald Szeemann. The partly handwritten instructions, statements, definitions, poems, and pictograms give an insight into his artistic practice and—as eloquently as poetically—transfer his ideas around dOCUMENTA (13) into language. A central figure in Conceptual art from its beginnings, Weiner works in a wide variety of media including video, books, performance, and installation.




Richard, Sophie
Unconcealed: the international network of conceptual artists 1967-77 : dealers, exhibitions and public collections / Sophie Richard.
London, Ridinghouse, 2009.
551 p. : il. p&b ; 24 cm.

Arte conceitual.
Arte — Detalhes Comercialização. Detalhes
Arte — Colecionadores e coleções.
Arte conceitual — Exposições.

ISBN : 9781905464173 (broch.)

Política: Ele não acha mais graça no público das próprias graças



Antonio Dias (Antonio Manuel Lima Dias)
[Campina Grande/PB, 1944]

Política: Ele Não Acha Mais Graça no Público das Próprias Graças
João Pessoa, Universidade Federal da Paraiba, Núcleo de Arte Contemporânea, Funarte, [1979]

[44] p. : il. col.
29,5 x 21,5 cm
Produção gráfica Raul Córdula

Disponível em PDF:

Obra adquirida com apoio da Fapemig, como parte do projeto de pesquisa Livros de Artista no Brasil



Twentysix gasoline stations, 2.0


Michael Maranda (1966)
Twentysix gasoline stations, 2.0 /
26 gasoline stations, 2.0
[Toronto]: Parasitic Ventures Press, [2010].
[48] p.:
18 cm.
ISBN : 9780981326306 (broch.)

Maranda_twentysix_Ver2 20.jpg

“A reconstruction of Edward Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations utilising only images available on the internet”[designed and edited by Michael Maranda].

Download a preview of the book here.



David Lamelas
New York: Primary Information, 2016
5.75 x 8.25 inches
48 p.
1.000 ex.
ISBN: 9780990689614

Publication é uma edição facsimile do livro de  artista de David Lamelas publicado em 1970. Possui contribuições de treze artistas e críticos internacionais que o artista escolheu devido à sua relação com práticas baseadas na linguagem. Produzido a partir de conversas com esses colegas artistas e escritores, o livro recolhe as suas respostas a três declarações fornecidas por Lamelas:
1. Uso da linguagem oral e escrita como uma forma de arte.
2. A linguagem pode ser considerada uma forma de arte.
3. A linguagem não pode ser considerada uma forma de arte.
Os textos variam do pragmático a humorístico ou filosófico.



Publication is a facsimile edition of the 1970 artist book by David Lamelas. It features contributions from thirteen international artists and critics who the artist chose due to their relationship to language-based practices. Produced from conversations with these fellow artists and writers, Publication collects their responses to three statements provided by Lamelas:

1. Use of oral and written language as an Art Form.
2. Language can be considered as an Art Form.
3. Language cannot be considered as an Art Form.

The texts range from pragmatic to humorous to philosophical. Publication was the primary work in Lamelas’ 1970 exhibition at Nigel Greenwood’s gallery in London; copies of the volume were displayed as a roundtable installation with the intention that visitors would continue the types of discussions within the book.

Many of the contributors were already exploring the book format as an alternative strategy for presenting conceptual work, and Publication provides a concise overview of artists’ and writers’ views on language-based art forms at the time. The artists and writers featured in this volume include Keith Arnatt, Robert Barry, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Michel Claura, Gilbert & George, John Latham, Lucy R. Lippard, Martin Maloney, Barbara M. Reise, Lawrence Weiner, and Ian Wilson.

David Lamelas is an Argentinian artist who began exhibiting minimalist sculptures in the mid-1960s before quickly moving into conceptual art and work that examines the relationship between art and the exhibition space. In 1968, he received international acclaim with his installation at the 34th Venice Biennale, Office of Information about the Vietnam War on Three Levels: The Visual Image, Text and Audio, which brought updated news reports of the Vietnam War into the biennial. In the late 60s and into the 70s, issues of temporality and space began to factor into his work as he began making Structural films. More recently, Lamelas has brought together these themes in installations, films, and performances, while continuing to build upon his earlier sculptural practice.