In an age where most artists blend in and sell themselves out for a quarter, Document Zippo is more than refreshing, it is shocking and exhilarating (John S. Hall, from the introduction). Document Zippo, like Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary, is an onomasticon, hard at work in the fields of consumerism, language and dread. Sexual, authoritative, and probing, the mind of L.A. Ruocco is awfully alive in this book that is at once an artist's book, a flipbook, an intensely personal narrative, and a catalogue of the blemishes and scars on our late-20th-century culture. The numerous narrative threads in the book range from digestion to designer condoms, progressing through linguistic play, varied typefaces, and pictures.
Document Zippo by L.A. Ruocco (used)
Soft Skull Press 1998
Used paperback in very good condition