Frankfurt am Main: Typos Verlag, 1963. Square hardcover 4to in red and black paper covered boards. 176 pp, plus 84 pp index. Printed in black and white with twenty-four plates in color. Text mostly in German, some in Dutch and French. Very good with rubbing to covers including trace amounts of wear to paper covering the boards along spine, and age toning to extremities of text block.
Exhibition catalogue in the form of a book issued on the occasion of the show titled ‘Schrift und Bild’ held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam May 3–June 10, 1963, and then at Staatlichen Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden June 15–August 4, 1963. A historical and comprehensive survey of text and language as it relates to the image with over four-hundred plates of concrete and visual poetry, typographic experiments, scriptures, calligraphy, art, collages, and décollages, from the areas of design, typography, Dada, Futurism, Lettrisme, art, conceptual art, abstract expressionism, and others. With contributions by Jean Arp, Hugo Ball, Herbert Bayer, Raymond Hains, Haroldo de Campos, Christian Chruxin, Heinz Gappmayr, Eugen Gomringer, Ludwig Gosewitz, Raoul Hausmann, Asger Jorn, Jørgen Nash, Guy Debord, Ferdinand Kriwet, El Lissitzky, Kasimir Malevich, Stéphan Mallarmé, Laszlo Moholo-Nagy, Franz Mon, Gastone Novelli, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Diter Rot, Mommo Rotella, Wolfgang Schmidt, Kurt Schwitters, Wolf Vostell, H. N. Werkman, et al. A beautifully typeset catalog by Schmidt who also contributes, complete with a foreword by Mahlow, an introductory essay by Mon. Item #590