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Concrete Poetry

nota. Studentische Zeitschrift für Bildende Kunst und Dichtung [a student journal for visual art and poetry]. Nos. 1–4 (all published).

Munich: Gäßler, 1959–1960. Slim quartos (29.8 × 10.5 cm). Original side-stapled photo-illustrated wrappers; issues 38–46 pp. each, scattered illustrations from photographs and drawings throughout. Very light toning; overall very good.

A complete run in four issues of the scarce journal dedicated to international art and concrete poetry, edited by Gerhard von Graevenitz and Jürgen Morschel. Contributors to the journal include Bazon Brock, Peter Hamm, Ferdinand Kriwet, Gisela Neumann, Elisabeth Borchers, Franz Mon, Raoul Hausmann, Georges Schéhadé, Bernard Schultze, Alberto Burri, Claus Bremer, Bernard Buffet, John Cage, Jean Bazaine, Alfred Jarry, Heinz Mack, Dieter Roth, Kurt Schwitters, Daniel Spoerri, Victor Vasarely, Otto Piene, the Noigandres Group, and others.

Gerhard von Graevenitz (1934–1983) was an important German kinetic artist, member of the op-art movement, member of the Zero-Group, and founding member of the Nouvelle Tendance art movement which reflected and operated alongside the contemporary trends of concrete art, op art, and kinetic art.

In the early 1960s, von Graevenitz and Morschel together founded the Gallery nota in Munich, which put on lectures and exhibitions featuring the work of artists such as Otto Piene, Heinz Mack, Almir Mavignier, and François Morellet.

As of March 2023, OCLC locates five holdings of this journal in North American institutions.

Book ID: 52705

Price: $2,750.00