Stuttgart: Edition Rot, 1965. Perfect bound square 8vo in wraps printed in red and black, with pages printed in black and white. Unpaginated (ca. 48 pp.) Text in German.
Issue no. 21 of the Rot series, edited by Max Bense and Elisabeth Walther, largely devoted to concrete poetry and the exploration of language and letterforms. This issue featuring a large compendium of concrete and visual poetry with contributions by Ian Hamilton Finlay, Vagn Steen, Emmett Williams, Peter Greenham, Ladislaw Novák, Josef Hirsal, Bohumila Grögerová, John J. Sharkey, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Yüksel Pazarkaya, Eugen Gomringer, Gerhard Rühm, Ernst Jandl, Åke Hodell, Leif Nylén, José Lino Grünewald, Franz Mon, Timm Ulrichs, Mathias Goeritz, Carlo Belloli, Augusto de Campos, Haroldo de Campos, Décio Pignatari, Reinhard Döhl, Edgard Braga, Pedro Xisto, Jørgen Nash, Diter Rot, Edwin Morgan, and Pierre Garnier among others.
Each issue has the same German quote by Ernst Bloch on the back cover which translates into ‘There are also red secrets in the world, actually, only red.’
Very good with a 1-inch (2.5 cm) tide mark at middle of spine not affecting the front or back covers, wear along extremities, including darkening and spotting to text block, and age toning throughout. Item #499
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