hinauf und hinunter tiefengedicht (signed)
Uelzen: Verlagshaus Bong & Co., 1969. First edition of 200 signed and numbered examples, of which this is no. 195, out of a total edition of 300. 4to linen folder with card stock enclosure pasted down to inside verso panel containing thirteen plates printed in black on recto sides on white card stock featuring various die-cuts. Signed and numbered by the artist. Text in German.
Artists’ book by Jirí Kolár featuring typescript concrete poems on die-cut loose plates. The book showcases Kolár’s mastery of concrete poetry as it relates to the artists’ book through layering and depth creating a definitively unique reading experience which can be rearranged. One in a series of books by Kolár created in this theme.
Linen folder with offset rubbing and darkening, including two small areas of spotting along spine, and a closed tear at lower right card stock enclosure at inside verso panel. Plates with age toning and faint scattered foxing. Very good overall. Item #1014