Concerning Concrete Poetry

Concerning Concrete Poetry
Library Shelf Location ABC-COBB
Publication Date 2014

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email or see staff to view this book.

A compilation of statements, manifestos and chronologies of concrete, visual and sound poetries, together with numerous illustrations and an exhaustive bibliography. Chapters include the history of the word 'concrete', semantic poetry, and 'concrete renewal'.

The book includes examples of work by Henri Chopin, Brion Gysin, Dom Sylvester Houédard and Emmett Williams, related texts by Guillaume Apollinaire, Lewis Carroll and Man Ray, as well as precursors such as Rabelais' Bottle Oracle, Giambattista Palatino's Sonetto Figurato, Arabic Kufic calligraphy and the Cretan Phaistos disc.

Previously published in a very limited run by Bob Cobbing under the Writers Forum imprint, it is re-issued to coincide with Bob Jubile, a celebration of Cobbing's oeuvre through events, displays and publications.

With an introduction written by William Cobbing, Rosie Cooper, Andrew Hunt, and Fraser Muggeridge.

ISBN 9781910516003
Quantity 1
Pages 134 pages; 95 b&w illustrations; 210mm x 297mm
Authors Fraser Muggeridge, Rosie Cooper, Andrew Hunt
Format Paperback
Publisher Slimvolume
Related Artists Bob Cobbing, Peter Mayer
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books, Text Art, Poetry/Verse
Keyword Concrete Poetry
Language English

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