Richmond, VA: The Macmillan Company for Indiana University Press, 1968. Perfect bound softcover 4to in illustrated wraps, with pages printed in black and white, some plates in color, and one tipped in foldout. 312 pp.
A comprehensive and globally focused survey of concrete poetry with contributions by Augusto and Haroldo de Campos, Edgard Braga, Pedro Xisto, Claus Bremer, Max Bense, Hansjörg Mayer, Franz Mon, Ferdinand Kriwet, Ernst Jandl, Diter Rot (Dieter Roth), Ladislav Novák, Öyvind Fahlström, Pierre and Ilse Garnier, Henri Chopin, Julien Blaine, Jean-François Bory, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Adriano Spatola, E. M. de Melo e Castro, Salette Tavares, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Dom Sylvester Houédard, John Furnival, Robert Lax, Emmett Williams among others. Complete with Solt’s essay titled ‘A World Look at Concrete Poetry’ as well as short biographies of each contributing artist.
Very good with rubbing and wear along top and bottom margins of covers, small diagonal fold lines to tips, bump to crown of spine, and trace amounts of staining to back cover along top left and bottom right. Item #444