Something Else Press New York U.S.A.
With binding and layout styled after the bible, and an acronym title, it follows Higgins’ interest in both classic and experimental forms. Starting with Higgins’ essay “Intermedia”, which coined the term, foew&ombwhnw also includes plays, performance scripts and more. Mnt copy, as new, gilt on leather "bible" binding, and silk marker. 6x9"
"In the mid-1970s, I was sitting in an office in an Midwestern university when a colleague walked in with an out-of-town guest. I doubt if I had ever heard of Fluxus or Something Else Press, so when this person was introduced as Dick Higgins from New York, it meant nothing to me. But my interest was aroused when he held out a recently self-published book. Its outer appearance was that of a standard Bible (the title gold-stamped on a black pebbled cover, red ink on the edge of the pages, with a ribbon bookmark hanging out), but inside was a text of irreverent thoughts about art, life and what have you, titled Foew&ombwhnw (now called F,O,E,W for short). I've never forgotten that book (nor Higgins), and as recently as six years ago, I was finally able to obtain my own copy. I have also since discovered that Higgins was interested in Merle Armitage, a maverick book designer who died the same year as Higgins' visit, and about whom I have written too. He was working on a book about Armitage, when, at age 60, Higgins died prematurely in 1998." - Roy Behrens, Dept. Art, University of Northern Iowa