C. G. Jung’s The Red Book: Sold Out11.13.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Toshi Jones
Tags: Carl G. Jung, New York, Rubin Museum of Art, The Red Book
The highly anticipated release of The Red Book of C. G. Jung has propelled the publication to #71 on the Amazon best seller’s list. Not too shabby for a book with a $195 MSRP. The 199 numbered copies of the deluxe edition, hand tooled in red leather like the original, were made available only to members of the Philemon Foundation for a donation of $2,450. Had we known the book would virtually sell out in less than a month, we would have capitalized on the pre-order or October 19th initial offering. Captivated by Red Book fever we combed the net to no avail and were finally relegated to calling individual book stores all over the country in an attempt to snag a first edition copy. We are happy to report it’s in the mail and we just can’t wait.
It’s worth mentioning that the original Red Book may be seen in its first public exhibition at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art until 25 January 2010. Next year it will be on display at the Library of Congress from 17 June to 31 July. To compliment the book release and public viewing the RMA is hosting a choice group of cultural icons for The Red Book Dialogues. Speakers include musicians David Byrne and Billy Corgan, designer Stefan Sagmeister, and novelist Gloria Vanderbilt among others. Guest speakers will be paired on stage with a psychoanalyst and invited to respond to and interpret a folio from Jung’s Red Book as a starting point for a wide ranging conversation.