Frauenfeld Schweiz: Verlag Herausgeber Eugen Gomringer Press, (1960–1964). First edition. Ten saddle-stapled softcover 8vos of the same size in publisher’s wrappers printed in red and black on red paper. With pages printed in black and white. Unpaginated with varying page counts. Text in mostly in German, some Italian.
Ten out of eleven issues of ‘konkrete poesie = poesia concreta,’ regarded as one of the earliest European publications on the subject of concrete poetry. Edited and published by Eugen Gomringer, one of the founders of the movement, featuring a global list of artists and poets, including a few from the Noigandres Group.
‘no. 1: 5 mai 1 konstellation.’ Eugen Gomringer. 28 pp. Featuring a collection of concrete poems.
‘no. 2: texte ohne komma.’ Helmut Heissenbüttel. 28 pp. Featuring a collection of texts.
‘no. 3: ideogramme, idéogrammes ideograms ideogramas.’ Friedrich Achleitner, Ronaldo Azeredo, Carlo Belloli, Claus Bremer, Augusto de Campos, Haroldo de Campos, Eugen Gomringer, José Lino Grünewald, Ferreira Gullar, Helmut Heissenbüttel, Kitasono Katué, Décio Pignatari, Diter Rot, Gerhard Rühm, Oswald Wiener, Emmett Williams, Theon Spanudis. 32 pp.
Featuring a collection of concrete poems by various artists.
‘no. 4: konstellationen.’ Gerhard Rühm. 28 pp. Featuring a collection of concrete poems.
‘no. 5: tabellen und variationen. Claus Bremer. Featuring a collection of concrete poems.
‘no. 7: livro-poema.’ Ferreira Gullar. 20 pp. Featuring words in various locations on the pages with varying die-cuts, some of which are short, narrow, and diagonal, including two pages which have been pasted together.
‘no. 8: klare gerührt.’ Ernst Jandl. 20 pp. Featuring a collection of typescript concrete poems.
‘no. 9: starryveldt.’ Edwin Morgan. 24 pp. Featuring a collection of typescript concrete poems.
‘no. 10: schwer schwarz.’ Friedrich Achleitner. 28 pp. Featuring a collection of concrete poems.
‘no. 11: ideogramme.’ Claus Bremer. 32 pp. Featuring a collection of typescript concrete poems.
A near complete set lacking only ‘no. 6: texte poème poème texte’ by Carlo Belloli.
Issues no. 4, 5, 8, 10 with an additional single sheet laid in at front featuring the artists’ bio printed in black on recto side only. All issues save for no. 9 also feature a series of trade advertisements at the end ranging from 1–5 pages.
An overall very good set with light handling creases and the common age toning along text block extremities on account of the paper quality. With additional handling creases along left and right margins of no. 2 affecting all of the pages. Vertical fold lines, chipping, and a small area of paper loss along upper margin of back cover affecting the last three pages on no. 3. And faint scattered foxing to a few of the pages on nos. 7 and 9. Item #773
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