Concerning Concrete Poetry 1978/2014.

(Cobbing, Bob & Peter Mayer). Cobbing, William; Rosie Cooper et al, eds. 


Introduction by William Cobbing, Rosie Cooper, Andrew Hunt and Fraser Muggeridge. 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. — From the publisher.

Manchester: Slimvolume, 2014. Facsimile of the 1978 edition. 4to (29.7 × 21 cm). Softcover. Texts in English. Yellow card wrappers. Glue bound. Printed in b/w throughout. White, light blue and light grey paper stock. Condition: New. Item ID: 1500.

Subject:Concrete Poetry

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