Diagrams: A Collection of Diagrams from Many SourcesNew York: Self-published, 1977. Near fine. 12mo.; illustrated throughout; printed wrappers with 1/4 inch closed tear back panel, else near fine. First Edition.
Holzer's first publication consists of 43 diagrams which illustrate concepts in physics, philosophy, economics, forensics, medicine, optics, psychology, and other diverse subjects. Each diagram is lettered and drawn by hand, apparently copied, but without attribution to a source. In aggregate they form a compendium of basic knowledge, and conventional wisdom, absorbed and generically recorded, seemingly without criticism. In this early work Holzer's artistic methodology can be seen taking shape--she is appropriating ideas from the cultural zeitgeist in order to reveal the underlying political codes of society, or, as she later described it, using "what is dominant in a culture to change it.” The book is inscribed to Robin White, one of the founding members of Printed Matter: "Something Amusing, for Robin from David." Very scarce. OCLC locates only three copies.