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The Oxford Insight Manual - Stephen Willats

£180.00
WILLATS (Stephen). The Oxford Insight Manual. 
First edition. 8vo., unpaginated [10ll. plus 9 duplicate sheets 2 of which are loosely inserted], artist's book with b&w collaged images each relating to a location around Oxford presented as information sheets or manuals. Stapled into illustrated paper wraps with a collage of the town architecture. Oxford, Cognition and Control, Museum of Modern Art, n.d. [1972.]
Wraps creased particularly at the upper corner with a tear along one side. 
A project by Willats gathering responses about 'how people living in Oxford feel about their physical/ social environment and how they would re-model it'. Here the information sheets inside the booklet were offered in duplicate, with carbon copies being displayed on a public register board at the Museum of Modern Art. Rare in institutions and commerce, with only two copies listed on WorldCat. Presumably only a few copies would have been preserved while the majority of booklets were used and retained by participants in the project.

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