A special edition of the Aspen Times from the International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA) from 1971, which took place on June 20-24. Founded in 1951, the conference took inspiration from the Bauhaus model of fostering collaboration between artists, designers, architects and commercial interests. Designed by the noted feminist graphic designer Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, who left teaching at CalArts in 1973 to form the Feminist Studio Workshop with Judy Chicago and Arlene Raven.
The publication serves as record of comments from the conference participants. Forms (described as modules) were included in the conference packages for attendees to complete and the results were printed (in the contributors' own handwriting, including some drawings) at the conclusion of the conference. Interspersed with small photographs from the conference.
The year 1971 would have been the conference's 20th anniversary. This publication was featured in the "Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia" touring exhibit and a reproduction appears on page 260 on that wonderful exhibition catalog. Scarce. Item #1028.
Condition: Good-; edgewear and several edge chips to newsprint pages; .75" tear to cover at middle fold; wear and rubbing at folds; .25" tear/hole at middle fold; some creasing at edges and to pages; age toning to newsprint; folded as issued.