Art and writing / Schrift en beeld / L’art et l’ecriture / Schrift und Bild

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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.


Mahlow, Dietrich (ed.): . Art and writing / Schrift en beeld / L’art et l’ecriture / Schrift und Bild “(Writing in Art / Écriture dans l’art”). Frankfurt am Main: Typos Verlag for Amsterdam, Stedelijk and Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 1963. Squarish red original hardcover, no jacket. 175, lxxxiv, pp. Text in German with a part translated into French as well. Finely printed and profusedly illustrated, mainly black and white with twenty-four plates in color. Right corners lightly dented (see photos). Clean, and overall a very good copy

First edition, rare hardcover version

Art and writing / Schrift en beeld / L'art et l'ecriture / Schrift und Bild