Hamburg: Rowohlt Verlag, 1969. First edition. Large hardcover 8vo in black linen boards with title foil stamped in white along spine. Laid inside laminated dust jacket printed in black and white. 308 pp. Text mostly in Swiss German, with some in Spanish, French, and English.
A voluminous yet minimal artists’ book, mostly typeset in lowercase Helvetica, featuring notable concrete poetry, writings, and manifestos relating to Gomringer’s ongoing exploration of words as constellations. Complete with an eloquent dust jacket designed by Max Bill, a frequent collaborator Gomringer’s.
Hardcover book with darkening along top edge and age toning throughout, else near fine. Dust jacket with the usual heavy age toning and lamination beginning to loosen, some of which is missing along margins and back cover, light chipping along top and bottom extremities, and trace amounts of rubbing. Else very good. Item #677