Firenze / Belgrade: Edizioni di Techne “quaderno” 18, 1971. Stab-stapled square 8vo in printed wrappers with alternating light pink and yellow pages. Unpaginated (ca. 32 pp.) Text in alternating pages of Italian and English. With publisher’s original belly band.
Divided up into eight chapters, this essay published in 1971, provides an extensive academic philosophy on visual poetry as it relates to its origin, the development of language, the general arts, aesthetics, the avant-garde, and its historical context. With references to McLuhan’s ‘The Medium is the Massage’ and the philosophies of Burroughs, Miccini and Perfetti make a convincing case for the future of visual poetry as a means to affect society, art, and culture.
“Visual poetry does not hide away in monasteries while war rages, nor does it pass into the enemy ranks; visual poetry is the hidden horse of Troy.”
Issued as a supplement to ‘Techne, nº 7/8, – Nov. 1970’.
Very good with wear and darkening to spine, including a small closed tear near top staple, trace amounts of foxing to front cover, and age toning throughout. Belly band is torn at one end, but still attached at opposing end, thus good only. Item #131