Aspen: The Magazine in a Box. Volume 1, Number 2.
The second issue of the innovative and shape-shifting magazine, described by publisher Phyllis Johnson as "the first three-dimensional magazine." Named after the town in which it was conceived, it was not intended to be a run-of-the-mill art magazine. It would instead be a "storehouse," a multimedia magazine in a box that would house artist
projects, writings, and objects, all of which demanded a new kind of
reader—an active participant. Each issue came in a customized box or folder filled with materials in a variety of formats, including booklets, flexidisk phonograph recordings, posters, postcards and reels of super-8 movie film. Furthermore, each issue had its own designer and editor, providing a wide degree of artistic originality. It was published on an irregular schedule from 1965 to 1971 in a total run of ten issues.
New York: Aspen Magazine, 1966. All items in near fine condition, with the exception of 'Farewell to a Canyon' which is best described as very good due to a bump to the wraps. Box shows some wear and associated loss, with a sticker removed from front. Contents are complete and include:
1. "Farewell to a Canyon" by an unnamed author, 14 loose pages in
2. "Ski Racing / Edging the Possible" by Martin Luray,
single page accordion-folded into card folder.
3. "Scriabin Again and
Again." by Faubion Bowers, small booklet.
4. "The Adaptable House" by
Peggy Clifford, large poster folded into small card folder.
5. "The Young
Out's VS the Establishment," small booklet with short essays by Lionel
Trilling, Stanley Hirsin, Abby Mann, Norman Corwin, Robert Blumofe,
Arthur Knight, John Burchard, David T. Bazelon, Robert Osborn, Albert
and David Maysles, Jean Renoir, Carroll Baker, Eva Marie Saint, Dr. Karl
Menninger, Jack Garfein, and Richard Dyer MacCann.
6. original 33 1/3
acetate flexi-disc recording: Music by Alexander Scriabin played by
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