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OBLIQUE STRATEGIES: Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas

ENO, Brian and Peter Schmidt

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[London]: [Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt], 1978. Second edition. Original black box (4.25" x 3.25" x 1.75" approx.) with gilt titled lid housing [127] strategy cards printed in 10-pt. San Serif, plus [1] blank, and [1] instruction card; [129] black-backed cards in all, each 2.75" x 3.75" approx. Complete. From an unnumbered edition inconsistently described as 1000 or 2500 copies. Box has one bumped corner, touches of wear at edges. Interior box insert cleanly loose from lower lid. About very good. Cards have trace handling, edge wear. Else bright, clean, and uncreased. Near fine. Together: very good or better overall. A handsome example. (Item ID: 19058)

Influential artists' publication offering a series of gnomic pronouncements intented as stimuli for rethinking one's creative "working situation." Schmidt, a German artist who also worked with Dieter Roth and David Toop, had been pursuing a project he called "Thoughts Behind The Thoughts," which was a forerunner of Oblique Strategies, when he and Eno first came in contact. Eno later wrote of Schmidt that he was pursuing the idea of "not doing the things that nobody had ever thought of not doing" [A YEAR WITH SWOLLEN APPENDICES, p. 178]. The cards challenge unconscious assumpions of the creative process, a representative example being the card "Do something boring." The set has been published in at least seven printed editions and three digital versions. Examples from this early edition are rare; OCLC locates just two copies (Emory and MoMA).


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