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James Lee BYARS.
Hudson Institute., Croton-on-Hudson, NY, 1969. pp. (100). With 100 minutely printed questions, individually printed in the centre of 100 pages. One of the scarcest of James Lee ByarsÕ books, produced as a result of his residency at the Hudson Institute in 1969, which was sponsored by the Art and Technology exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Byars began working at the Hudson Institute in Croton-on-Hudson in May 1969 up until the end of the year. There, under the guidance of military strategist Herman Kahn, Byars gathered questions from the think-tankÕs network of leading scientists and cultural producers, business people and world leaders. Those conversations, and being in residence, lead Byars to four ambiguous points: 1)ÓThe exultation of being in the proximity of extraordinary people. Ò 2) ÒThe one hundred most interesting questions in America at this time.Ó3) ÒThe next step after E=MC2.Ó 4)ÓOne hundred superlatives about the Hudson Institute.Ó Initially, ByarsÕs goal was to collect 10,000 questions, but by the time he approached the Gallup agency about helping him conduct the poll, he had reformulated his project with the goal to finding Òthe one hundred most interesting questions in America.Ó Gallup declined to participate, so instead Byars broadcast a television program in Belgium called The World Question Center (1969) where he solicited questions from viewers. However, the idea that finally became most persistent in Byars' mind was that of presenting his compilation of questions in the form of an edible book. At the time of Byars' request that the LA … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Tim Byers Art Books [Richmond, United Kingdom]
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