Radical Software Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4 [In Publisher's Slipcase]. Beryl Korot, eds Phyllis Gershuny, Co-Originator Ira Schneider, publisher Michael Shamberg, eds Phyllis Gershuny.
Radical Software Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4 [In Publisher's Slipcase]
Radical Software Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4 [In Publisher's Slipcase]
Radical Software Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4 [In Publisher's Slipcase]
Radical Software Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4 [In Publisher's Slipcase]

Radical Software Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4 [In Publisher's Slipcase]

New York: Raindance Corporation, then Gordon & Breach, 1970-75. First edition. Tabloid format, offset printed on newsprint with spot color. Housed in an oversized and heavy duty publisher's folder, black vinyl over boards, printed in yellow. Issue no.1 is the second state.

The first four issues of one of the most important periodicals of the 1970's and new media, and the only issues to be published in tabloid format, and by the original publisher, Raindance Corporation. The vinyl folder bears the Gordon & Breach imprint, who became the publisher of record beginning with the fifth issue. Perhaps they issued it to distribute remaining copies to people association with the project, as this example came from a friend of one of the editors. In any case, the slipcase is rare, this being only the second copy we've seen thus.

Radical Software focused upon video art and other new media in art, theory, and activism, and sought to explore these new technologies away from corporate control and broadcast media. These first four issues include contributions from Ant Farm, who did the great cover for no. 4, Frank Gilette, Richard Kahlenberg, Robert Kragen, Thea Sklover, Gene Youngblood, R. Buckminster Fuller, Dorothy Henaut and Bonnie Kline, Nam June Paik, Paul Ryan, Jud Yalkut, Lloyd Cross, Vic Gioscia, Don Bensin, Takis, Eric Siegel, Don Ward, Parry Teasdale, Videoforms, John Hopkins, Pedro Lujan, Andrea Brown, Charles Bensinger, Liam O'Gallagher, Douglas Davis, Fred Pitts, Elliot S. Glass, Ken Marsh, Allen Rucker, Richard Kletter, David Silver, Stan VanDerBeek, TVX, Gregory Bateson, Warren Brodey, Louis Jaffe, and many more.

Reference: Gwen Allen, "Artists' Magazines : An Alternative Space for Art", p. 289.

A very good or better set. Each issue shows light toning, and the occasional short closed tear, but have been well-protected by the folder, which has a 4" spartial plit to vinyl at spine (still presents well, with vinyl casing still underneath) and minor scuffing. Item #27186