March 10, 2005 - NSCAD University Press - Claes Oldenburg’s ‘Raw Notes.’
March 10, 2005

Claes Oldenburg’s ‘Raw Notes.’

NSCAD University Press is pleased to announce the re-release of
Claes Oldenburg’s Raw Notes

Paperback, 554 pages, 53 bw plates,
ISBN: 0-919616-43-7

Christopher McFarlane
(902) 494-8221
thepress [​at​]

Claes Oldenburg, the artist who set new terms for sculpture in the ’60s, is best known for his soft sculptures and his giant monuments of ordinary objects. Because they have been less well documented, Oldenburg’s happening and performance have not been fully integrated into the critical discourse surrounding his work. In Raw Notes Oldenburg has scrupulously collected all of the material relating to his performances. According to his specifications, the text in the book is typed rather then set and appears on only one side of the page. Examples of the original manuscript are reproduced in sixty-three script plates, including stage plans, scores, sketches for programs and posters. More than two hundred annotations by the author expand the text. Raw Notes will be indispensable as a document of these important aspects of Oldenburg’s work.

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design was established in 1972 as a vehicle to publish books by and about leading contemporary artists. Between 1972 and 1987, 26 titles by such artists as Michael Snow, Steve Reich, Gerhard Richter and Yvonne Rainer were published. Re-launched in 2002, the NSCAD Press will once again establish the university as a source for the publishing of primary documents and scholarly works in the fields of contemporary art, craft and design.
Modernism and Modernity: The Vancouver Conference Papers, edited by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Serge Guilbaut, and David Solkin.
Paperback, 295 pages, 43 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-41-0
Artists Talk: 1969-1977, edited by Peggy Gale
Paperback, 385 pages, 12 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-40-2.
Complete Writings 1959-1975, by Donald Judd.
Paperback, 240 pages, 300 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-42-9
Raw Notes, by Claes Oldenburg.
Paperback, 554 pages, 53 bw plates, ISBN: 0-919616-43-7

For additional information about the NSCAD University Press, please contact Christopher McFarlane, Manager, at (902) 494-8221 or
Visit the NSCAD University Press website:

Available through D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers
155 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10013
Tel: (212) 627-1999 Fax: (212) 627-9484

The NSCAD University Press recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Tourism and Culture. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Cultural Division to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

NSCAD University Press
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