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HENRICKSON, Thomas and Martha. Awakenings. Toronto: Arterial Books, (1977).First Printing. Pp. (5),6-79,(1). Illustrated with black and white photos. Oblong 8vo, photo-illustrated white glossy paper coverd boards, black lett ering to front cover and spine. "The locations of Awakenings are not consciously sought after but are found in the course of living. In this respect the projects are guided by a free-flowing sense of direction. The physical space of each successive Awakening expands, the content changes and encompasses a wide range of situations. [...] A row of boxcars, Lake Ontario and the foundry that fabricates [massive industrial pipes] encircle the space. Abandoned railroad tracks cut linear patterns in the gravelled earth. [This location makes up Awakening 1, on August 10, 1969, in Toronto]. Awakening 2 occurs on a cool, overcast late autumn day, November 23, 1969. A corridore of urban space is defined, an alleyway. Boldly scratched romancees and sprayed slogans combine with the incongruous colours and improvised constructions of the garages that line the alley. [...] Awakening 3, August 2, 1970, documents destructin in the rapid transformation of three city blocks. Sledge hammers and fire expose memories and layers of history in the patterned wallpapers and tinted colours of p[eeling walls. [...] Awakening 4 is realized on June 27, 1971 and encompasses the largest physical space of the four projects: an industrial complex. [...] "Thou occuring in Toronto, Awakeninglocations represent archetypal situations present in most large urban cent res." - from the introduction. Very light sunning to spine, a couple small brown spots to title page, else a very good, tidy copy. 60.00
Title: Awakenings. First Edition.
Publisher: Arterial Books, Toronto, 1977, ISBN:09202368025:
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