A Facsimile of Michael Asher: Writings 1973-1983 on Works 1969-1979, Michael Asher, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design / Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, 1983 ISBN 10: 0919616275 / ISBN 13: 9780919616271
26.2 x 40 cm, 244 pages, perfect bound, edition of 3
A photocopy of Benjamin Buchloh's Michael Asher: Writings 1973-1983 on Works 1969-1979. The copying of this now rare monograph addresses self-reflexivity and absence, ideas that are common in Asher’s work. The notion of the facsimile (Latin, fac simile ‘make alike’) as a duplicate or replica is questioned by creating an image of the original. The original is presented not as a like-for-like copy, but as image, as a book-within-a-book. One copy is for sale for the lowest price of a used copy of the original book currently listed on amazon.co.uk (currently £424.76). Self-published.