Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Richard Long, A Walk Past Standing Stones, Coracle Press for Anthony d'Offay, 1980






This is a really beautiful palm-sized accordion documenting a series of 9 standing stones that Long passed during one of his walk-as-art works in Cornwall, England. Either as documentation of an ephemeral activity, or simply as an artists' book, this small publication exudes a sense of intimacy through these mute signposts while a narrative of distance connects Long's walk and the origins of these stones.

For further information about Long's activities see his site at:richard long Individual page 3.5"(h) x 2 3/8"(w), extended 23.5".