Prague: Odeon, 1967. Square hardcover 8vo in white cloth foil stamped in black and green at front cover and spine. With pages printed in black and green, including a foldout panel affixed to rear endpaper. Housed in dust jacket printed in black and green. 265 pp. Text mostly in Czech, some French, English, and German.
An expansive international anthology of experimental, visual, and concrete poetry with contributions by Pierre Albert-Birot, Guillaume Apollinaire, Alain Arias-Misson, Konrad Bayer, Carlo Belloli, Max Bense, Mirella Bentivoglio, Jean-François Bory, Edgard Braga, Claus Bremer, Augusto de Campos, Haroldo de Campos, Ugo Carrega, Henri Chopin, Bob Cobbing, Paul De Vree, Herman de Vries, Reinhard Döhl, Öyvind Fahlström, Heinz Gappmayr, Pierre Garnier, Mathias Goeritz, Eugen Gomringer, Bohumila Grögerová, José Lino Grünewald, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Raoul Hausmann, Dick Higgins, Josef Hirsal, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Ernst Jandl, Hiro Kamimura, Katué Kitasono, Jirí Kolár, Ferdinand Kriwet, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Stéphane Mallarmé, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Hansjörg Mayer, Franz Mon, Edwin Morgan, Maurizio Nannucci, bpNichol, Ladislav Novák, Décio Pignatari, Diter Rot (Dieter Roth), Gerhard Rühm, Aram Saroyan, Kurt Schwitters, Edward Lucie Smith, Mary Ellen Solt, Adriano Spatola, Vagn Steen, Shohachiro Takahashi, André Thomkins, Timm Ulrichs, Theo van Doesburg, Wolf Vostell, and Emmett Williams among others. Includes an introduction by Milos Juzl. Anthology designed by Czech designer and typographer Oldrich Hlavsa, who’s understanding of the movement is evident through the design of the book which is approached as a work concrete poetry in its own right.
Book very good with a small bump at lower left corner cover and light bowing to boards. With age toning to pages, including a few handling creases. Dust jacket. now in a mylar jacket, also very good with a few small closed tears along top margin, and age toning and darkening along spine and extremities. Item #771
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