concrete poetry

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    “An Anthology of Concrete Poetry” was the first American anthology on the international movement of Concrete poetry. The movement itself began in the early 1950s, in Germany–through Eugen Gomringer, who borrowed the term “concrete” from the art of his mentor, Max Bill–and in Brazil, through the Noigandres group, which included the de Campos brothers and Decio Pignatari. Over the course of the 1960s it exploded across Europe, America and Japan, as other protagonists of the movement emerged, such as Dieter Roth, Öyvind Fahlström, Ernst Jandl, bpNichol, Mary Ellen Solt, Jackson Mac Low, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Bob Cobbing, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Pierre Garnier, Henri Chopin, Brion Gysin and Kitasono Katue. By the late 1960s, poet Jonathan Williams could proclaim: “If there is such a thing as a worldwide movement in the art of poetry, Concrete is it.” The work of the 77 writers collected in this anthology varies greatly in its aims and forms, but all can be said to emphasize the visual dimension of language, manipulating individual letters and minimal semantic units to produce poems that are for contemplating as much as for reading. Emmett Williams, the book’s editor, added explanatory commentary for the poems and biographies of their authors, making this volume the definitive anthology of this movement, which has so influenced artists and writers of subsequent generations”

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    44 Poems – Austrian experimental poetry classic!

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    Berlin: DAAD Gallery, 1973. 8vo in original glossy spiral boards as issued. 8 thick coated glossy pages, with 13 illustrations, some monochrome some in color. Attractive well preserved and clean copy First printing, one of only 700 copies Stunning artist book by Zoran Radovic displaying the artists work with pendulums,…

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    “Same shit, same scenery, same suffering, saints, same soup, same spiel, same safaris, same safeguards…”

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    Exhibition catalog in form of a hardcover book issued on the occasion of the show titled ‘Schrift und Bild’ held at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam May 3 – June 10, 1963, and then at Staatlichen Kunsthalle in Baden-Baden June 15 – August 4, 1963. A historical and comprehensive survey of text and language as it relates to the image with over four-hundred plates of concrete and visual poetry, typographic experiments, scriptures, calligraphy, art, collages, and décollages, from the areas of design, typography, Dada, Futurism, Lettrisme, art, conceptual art, abstract expressionism, and others. With contributions by Jean Arp, Hugo Ball, Herbert Bayer, Raymond Hains, Haroldo de Campos, Christian Chruxin, Heinz Gappmayr, Eugen Gomringer, Ludwig Gosewitz, Raoul Hausmann, Asger Jorn, Jørgen Nash, Guy Debord, Ferdinand Kriwet, El Lissitzky, Kasimir Malevich, Stéphan Mallarmé, Laszlo Moholo-Nagy, Franz Mon, Gastone Novelli, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Diter Rot, Mommo Rotella, Wolfgang Schmidt, Kurt Schwitters, Wolf Vostell, H. N. Werkman, et al. A beautifully typeset catalog by Schmidt who also contributes, complete with a foreword by Mahlow, and an introductory essay by Mon.

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    Paris, Gallimard, 1989 (1961). Small 4to in very fine original, clothed hardcover with title in red and black. Fine, clean and well preserved copy Fine re-edition of this remarkable landmark in avantgarde modern litterature. Scarce in any edition. Beautiful copy

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    Bord – dikter (BORD – D / IKTER) 1952 – 55 (Bord: dikter 1952-1955). Lejd / Bonniers, 1999 (1966). 4to (30×21 cm). 63 pp. Hft. Omslag en anelse beskadiget i nederste venstre hjørne – se billedet Facsimile edition of the first edition of Fahlstroms Concrete Poetry publication

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    “Poetry-concrete : on concrete poetry’s worldwide distribution and diversification” / Poesie-Konkret : zur internationalen Verbreitung und Diversifizierung der Konkreten Poesi (Poetry goes Art & vice versa”) Cologne: Salon Verlag, 2012. 8vo in wraps as issued. 303 pages, with illustrations. All texts in both German and English. Fine clean copy First…

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    Borgen / Trykt hos Vejle Amts Folkeblad, 1969. Lille kvadratisk hefte. (64) sider Hjørner bukkede samt lidt misfarvning ved kanter. Acceptabelt eksemplar 1. oplag

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    “As Gavin Delahunty writes, “Carl Andre has also made an art of words.” – a retrospective monograph which presents the artist’s poems. Carl Andre lays words on paper just as he lays pieces of metals or bricks on the floor. Formed by letters piled up in blocks of words assembled together, on top of each other, these poems, which he has written since the 1960s, arise as “sculptural configurations.” In the tradition of concrete poetry, words become adjustable entities moved around and placed within the limits of the space of the sheet of paper in order to create new configurations and patterns, and eventually new works of art. “Andre [ … ] understands the word as a concrete module, similar to the squares of industrial metal, wooden timbers, or bricks in his signature three-dimensional pieces,” writes Rob Weiner. The book includes essays by art historians Gavin Delahunty and Valérie Mavridorakis, as well as curator Lynn Kost, and situates Carl Andre’s written works within their initial context in the 1960s at a time when Minimalism was being defined”

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    “WIR SPIELEN (WE PLAY) / The Peoplemover 1968 – A demonstration poem”. Berlin nGbK 2013. 8vo in silvery wraps as issued. 348 pp. Text in German and English. Light edgewear else clean and fine WIR SPIELEN (WE PLAY) is an artistic investigation on the topic of collectivities and the significance…