Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, 1973. Softcover 8vo in printed green wraps with glassine endpapers. Inside pages offset printed in red, brown, green, and yellow with tipped in strings of yarn on one page, and a double-edged razor blade sealed in wax paper on another. Unpaginated. Text in Dutch. Inscribed, signed, and dated by the artist in purple ink on title page.
An inscribed, signed, and dated example of this profusely illustrated artists’ book in which Clavin playfully alters between collage, typography, illustration, and photography to create some of the most memorable concrete poetry of its time. The added variation in the use of color makes each spread feel unique, yet it all holds together as a singular story. It’s clear that this book is as much about the connection between art, typography, and design, as it is about a man, woman, and relationships.
Very good with trace amounts of rubbing to covers and bumps to corners. Item #429