São Paulo: Edição Invenção, 1964. First edition. Large softcover 8vo in orange and black wrappers with pages printed in black. 146 + 2 pp. Includes a smaller tipped in horizontal four-panel sheet folded three times printed in black on recto side on white paper. Text mostly in Portuguese, some English.
Issue no. 4 of the Brazilian avant-garde publication Invenção with a focus on early visual and concrete poetry and experimental writing by artists mainly from South America and Europe. Includes a tipped in version of Augusto de Campos’ ‘cidade city cité,’ which also was published by Ian Hamilton Finlay at Wild Hawthorn Press in a larger format on yellow paper the same year. Five issues were published in total edited by Noigandres poet and artist Décio Pignatari, with contributions in this issue by Haroldo de Campos, Max Bense, José Nania, Oswald de Andrade, Josef Hirsal and Bohumila Grögerová, Ladislav Novak, Reinhard Döhl, Pedro Xisto, Edgard Braga, José Lino Grünewald, Augusto de Campos, Henri Chopin, and Elisabeth Walther among several others.
Rubbing to covers resulting in partial ink loss along margins, including sunning to spine wrapping around to back cover, and bump to crown of spine. Pages with age toning on account of the paper quality. Very good overall. Item #989
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