Including an unbound portfolio

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“I have come to the conclusion that much can be learned about music by devoting oneself to the mushroom.” - JOHN CAGE, 1954

John Cage: A Mycological Foray draws readers across the idiosyncratic, mushroom-suffused, innermost landscape of celebrated American composer John Cage. Upon the remarkable journey with Cage, one encounters assorted photographs, compositions, and contemplations; all in the very same unexpected fashion one encounters various flora and fungi species while mushroom foraging. Volume I encompasses Cage’s mycological-oriented Indeterminacy stories, Diary excerpts, and essays; and the complete transcript of Cage’s 1983 performance, MUSHROOMS et Variationes. Volume II offers the inaugural reproduction of Cage’s 1972 portfolio, Mushroom Book; authored in collaboration with illustrator Lois Long and botanist Alexander H. Smith.

Artist Monograph, Art Book

John Cage

A Mycological Foray

— Variations on Mushrooms

edited by Ananda Pellerin

Release Place Los Angeles, CA, United States of America
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2020
Editor: Ananda Pellerin
Artist: John Cage
ISBN-13: 978-1-7336220-0-4
Subform Photobook
Topics Mushrooms, Nature
Methods Photography
Language English
Dimensions 20.0 × 27.0 × 2.0 cm
Pages 224
Technique Offset