stunning and accessible
Each time you flip through it, a different entry
startles you to view the world anew. -- Tuscon Weekly, January 3, 2001 Joan Schuman
About the Author
Alison Knowles was born in New York City in 1933, and graduated from the Pratt Institue of Fine Art in Brooklyn. In the 60's she worked for Special Editions Press doing silkscreens and was associated with the Fluxus movement. Her installtion The Big Book was realized in New York and toured Canada and Europe before finally collapsing in California in the mid-seventies. Her second walk-in book, The Book of Bean, opened in Venice in 1983. Her computer instigated dwelling The House of Dust is on permanent display in California. Her other titles include Bread and Water, Spoken Texts, and A Bean Concordance.