Woodstock, NY and Santa Fe, NM: Center, 1970-1984. First Edition. Wraps. 4to. Thirteen issues, one supplement. Side-stapled or perfect-bound; printed mimeo or offset. All about very good plus or better (with the exception of the final issue, with large triangular notch cut out of bottom half of front cover and penned note reading "Limited Edition - / This copy not for resale"). Otherwise, only light touches of edgewear, hints of soil. Impressive overall: clean, bright, crisp. Very good +. Item #19487
Full run of this important mimeo distinguished by its emphasis on prose, rather than poetry; CENTER also drew from a wider range of avant-garde art than was typical of its peers (theatre, dance, and music, particularly from the Cage/Fluxus/Mac Low axis). Philip Corner, Richard Kostelanetz, and Jackson Mac Low were some of the more frequent contributors, among many others (David Antin, Carolee Schneeman, and Genesis P-Orridge, to name a few), during a period which saw "a plethora of experimentation in modes hitherto unexplored," as Berge herself put it. She also noted that print runs ranged from 200 to 450 each. [Clay and Phillips 204-5].