Constructivist Forum Magazines issues 1-9 Complete Set



Edited by Nathan Cohen and Tim Johnson. This appears to be complete set. 4to. Nine Volumes. (Jisc Libaray Hub only have nine volumes listed.)  The first eight are sheets which acetate/ plastic covers bound using plastic spine bars and the address is Camberwell Grove, a residential area, indicates that these were put together by hand and therefore a small edition size and self-published. All volumes except volume one are illustrated in black and white.  Volume Nine is different, it is staple bound with card wrappers, staples now rusted and cover is loose and a little marked, but does have illustrations printed in colour as well as black and white, and is numbered ‘93’. All in good condition with just minor wear.

The first issue just consists of 6 pages. The introduction explains how the authors want to start a discussion relating to Constructive Art. The first debate / article is titled ‘Constructivist Forum. Towards an Understanding of Constructive Art’. Loosely inserted is a typed letter to ‘Tony’ dated 30.6.85. (Possibly Tony Stevens, as suggested by the person from whom I purchased this from.)

Volume two , articles by John law and Gary Woodley;

Volume Three is a  Kenneth Martin Tribute, ;

Volume Four ,articles by  Douglas Allsop, Joost, Baljeu, Nathan Cohen, Richard Forbes, Tim Johnson, Michael Kidner, Brian Lawtey, Emma Park, Jeffrey Steele;

Volume Five, articles by Pavel Rudolph, on Pennock, Veera Molnar and Hartmut Böhm;

Volume Six, articles by E.Chalain, M.Hughes, M.Sabri, A.Cross, T.J., J.Carter, G.Meyrick and G. Woodley;

Volume Seven, articles by Waldo Balart, Fre Ilgen, Ales Svoboda, Jaak Vuylsteke, Hartmut Böhm, Kunibert Fritz, Emma Park and George Meyrick;

Volume Eight, articles by Dr.Elizabeth Chaplain, Michael Canney, Horst Bartnig, Ron Kostyniuk, Lucien den Arend, Charles Bezie, Henri Prosi, Claude Pasquer,Dr.Ulrich Grevsmuhl, R.P.Lohse and Eulda;

Volume Nine,articles by Joost Baljeu, Karl Siegel, Diet Sayler, Nathan Cohen and T. Johnson, Malcolm Hughes, Rene Van Commenée, Simon Willis, Waldo Balart, Prof. Ernest Edmonds, John Carter and Natalie Dower. The double page spread in colour is after or by Diana Thiessen , 1989, titled ‘Permutation V’

Size  30 x 22cm (12 x 8.5 inches)



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Nathan Cohen is now a lecturer in London.’ I studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and completed my MA at Chelsea School of Art. Since then I have, in addition to my studio practice, been engaged in publishing, directing an archive, curating exhibitions internationally and writing.’

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Publisher: Nathan Cohen and Tim Johnson.
Date: 1985-1990
Place: London
Book ID: 60002879

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