visuelle poesie: ideogramme, konstellationen, dialektgedichte, palindrome, typogramme, pictogramme
Hamburg: Haus Deutscher Ring, 1972. 21 x 21 cm small softcover 4to in black, orange, and silver printed wrappers. 18 pp. To which is added a twice folded A4-sized exhibition flyer printed in black, orange, and silver on recto, and black on verso, alongside a 21 x 10,5 cm invitation card printed in black, orange, and silver on recto only. Text in German.
A beautiful exhibition catalog and two pieces of ephemera set in all lower case Helvetica designed by Gomringer himself. This exhibit featured some of the most active and influential concrete and visual poets of the 1960’s and 1970’s and specifically examined the various categories of concrete poetry as it relates to ideograms, constellations, dialect poems, palindromes, typograms, and pictograms. Complete with essays by Gomringer, Bense, and Mon including notes from Marinetti’s ‘Destruction of Syntax’ from 1913, and Fahlström’s ‘Manifesto for Concrete Poetry’ from 1953 for added historical context.
A very good example of the catalog with light age toning, two small surface scratches to front cover, light chipping to spine, and bumps to corners. Exhibition flyer and invitation card also very good with light age toning, handling creases, and bumps to corners. Item #95
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