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Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings by Yoko Ono Hardcover – Deluxe Edition, October 10, 2000
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"Grapefruit" is filled, for the most part, with short, koan-like "pieces" such as "Wall Piece for Orchestra." Yoko directs the piece as follows: "Hit a wall with your head." In "Overtone Piece," Yoko writes, "Make music only with overtones." In the painting pieces section, she instructs her reader, in "Painting for the Wind," to "Make a hole. / Leave it in the wind.Read more ›
I loved the book and kept it rather than follow Yoko's instructions to burn it afterward.
Yesterday I read it again. It is funny how one's perceptions change over thirty years for better or for worse.
My conclusion is that this book is a Master Piece.
Please experience this book. SERIOUSLY!
(I freely admit that, as a fan of her music, I am somewhat biased. I was also lucky enough to experience an entire museum full of her films, sculpture, and other art, in Houston, in 2001.)
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I buy this book all the time. It's beautiful. it was recommended to me by a friend in Japan and I've had at least three copies. lovely.Published 3 months ago by blaine davidson
Sorry, Yoko, I just could not like your book. I know that you're a little bit of an odd-ball but this one was too much. fortunately Amazon takes returns so I returned it.Published 4 months ago by J. Mackey
As a gift for a friend, "Grapefruit" is both a quizzical and a delightful choice.Published 5 months ago by Carlos
Yoko utilized the most powerful and effective mediium of communicating across the world... images. great book!Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
A curiously strange little book. Only Yoko Ono could have gotten away with this.
This book is not for just ordinary folks. It is for those who have freedom of thought.