New York: Something Else Press, 1968. 8vo in softcover wraps offset printed in black, red and blue, with text in black and white printed on verso side only. Unpaginated.
One of Williams’ more iconic and intimate artists’ books exploring the possibilities and limitations of the word ‘sweethearts’ using an eleven-by-eleven grid (the number of letters in the word itself). The book is deliberately printed backward, opening from left to right, accentuating the fact that it can be read as a flip book. Through the arrangement, addition, and omission of letterforms all set in the font Futura, Williams creates one of the most timeless and cinematic pieces of concrete poetry of the1960’s.
Rubbing and wear to cover including chipping to the top and bottom of spine, some darkening around text block including a small tide mark on the top edge and some light soiling to bottom edge, and age toning throuhgout. Thus a good only example. Item #63
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