Firenze: Edizioni Tèchne, 1970. First edition. Tall stab-stapled softcover 4to in gray wrappers. With varying page sizes, some of which are mimeographed, and a few offset printed. Featuring several tipped in items, including two silk screened posters, and an inserted exhibition announcement card, paper sticker, a small plastic bag filled with dirt, and a signed and numbered blind debossed print. Unpaginated. Text mostly in Italian, some in English.
Double issue nos. 7–8 of this Italian avant-garde artists’ magazine edited by Eugenio Miccini. Tèchne was established as a response to commercial publishing with its assembled nature and featured both artistic and political contributions by a global network of artists in the late ’60s and early ’70s. This issue with contributions by experimental and concrete poets, writers, and artists from around the world, including Sarenco, Alain Roussel, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Timm Ulrichs, Lucia Marcucci, Bruno Chiarina, Ugo Carrega, Mladen Machiedo, Lino Sivilli, Gianni Bertini, Fried Rosenstock, Giovanni Rabito, and Eugenio Miccini among others.
Very good overall given its assembled nature, with wear along extremities, rubbing to covers, including cover partially detached at top staple, and bumps to corners. With age toning throughout on account of the paper quality, save for signatures printed on better paper. Blind debossed print with wear and a few closed tears along right margin on account of it being slightly larger than the magazine. Item #754
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