slovo, písmo, akce, hlas: k estetice kultury technického veku [word, font, action, voice: the culture of aesthetics in the age of technology]
prague: ceskoslovenský spisovatel, 1967. First edition. Softcover 8vo in laminated pictorial wrappers with folded flaps printed in black and orange, and pages printed in black. 249 + 5 pp. Text in Czech.
Literary anthology edited and translated into Czech by Bohumila Grögerová and Josef Hirsal on the impact of technology as it relates to post-war art, computer art, conceptual art, happenings, performances, installations, and visual and concrete poetry. With essays and manifestos in Czech by Umberto Eco, Helmut Heissenbüttel, Max Bense, Reinhard Döhl, Eugen Gomringer, Abraham A. Moles, Augusto de Campos, Décio Pignatari, Maurice Lemaître, Pierre Garnier, Raoul Hausmann, Henri Chopin, Bernard Heidsieck, Franz Mon, Mike Weaver, Jasia Reichardt, Jirí Kolar, and George Brecht among others. Illustrated with a selection of diagrams in three of the chapters, including Abraham A. Moles’ ‘erstes manifest der permutationellen kunst,’ which also was published as issue no. 8 in the ‘rot’ series edited by Max Bense and Elizabeth Walther in 1962, and a narrow foldout of George Maciunas’ ‘Expanded Arts Diagram,’ originally issued in 1966 documenting the art movements that influenced Fluxus. Similar in theme to Marshall McLuhan’s ‘The Medium is the Massage’ issued the same year in 1967, but more theoretical given the literary contributions compiled here by Grögerová and Hirsal. Front and rear op art cover design by Miroslav Vása.
Very good with some of the laminate beginning to separate along cover margins, age toning to pages on account of the inferior paper quality, and bumps to corners. Item #969
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