John Cage Book of Days
John CageISBN: 1935202014;
Few twentieth-century artists have been as quotable as the ever-pithy composer, writer, philosopher and artist John Cage, and his aphorisms have become the mantras of fans the world over. "I have nothing to say/and I am saying it/and that is poetry as I know it" is just one of his most famous observations, regularly cited by artists and thinkers across all disciplines. Celebrating Cage's gift for playful, concise wisdom, and produced by the John Cage Trust under the guidance of its director, Laura Kuhn, the John Cage Book of Days is a 2010 pocket calendar that brings together the composer's words with noteworthy historical events in Cage's life, as well as tiny fragments drawn from his visual artworks. Bound in a soft cover that features one of his famous Ryoanji drawings, this Book of Days gathers all aspects of Cage's work into a volume that makes even the mundane task of managing a life pleasurable and fresh.