John Cage: A Mycological Foray – Variations on Mushrooms

From independent publishing house Atelier Éditions, the two-volume monograph John Cage: A Mycological Foray explores the acclaimed (and often experimental) American composer and theorist’s fascination with mushrooms. As Cage famously proclaimed, “I have come to the conclusion that much can be learned about music by devoting oneself to the mushroom.” Limited to an edition of 75, the book features 20 unnumbered lithographs, diary entries and …

Studio Visit: Conceptual Artist Dove Bradshaw

A look behind some of her stone work currently on show at the Noguchi Museum

by Natasha Tauber In the live/work space artist Dove Bradshaw shares with her partner of 41 years, artist William Anastasi, every sightline is assembled in deference to her eye and the couple’s evolving artistic harmonies. Dense pockets of books and recordings are points of gravity, in an expansive light-filled upper Manhattan apartment made loft-like by the removal of many of its 1913 walls. In art, …

A Year from Monday

A classic anthology from the masterful mind of John Cage

Best known as an avant-garde composer, John Cage spent his entire life writing, a fact often overshadowed by his achievements in music. “A Year from Monday,” an anthology of lectures and poems originally published in ’67, proves that genius is never bound to medium; his written work gives a glimpse into his creative mind. Much of “A Year” is in the form of a ‘literary …