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Czech Concrete Poetry

Obraz a písmo [Image and Letter]. Exhibition catalog on Czech concrete poetry and visual art.

Kolín: Muzeum v Kolíně, 1966. Octavo (21 × 15 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; [32] pp. Folding front and rear wrappers with illustrations to rectos and versos; numerous illustrations throughout. Near fine.

Uncommon catalog of an exhibition of Czech concrete poetry and narrative art at the Museum in Kolín, outside of Prague, held in 1966. With typographic design and layout by Jan Kubiček, edited jointly by Zdeněk Felix and Jiří Kolář. Contains an essay by Jiří Padrta entitled "The world of images and letters," an essay by Felix entitled "Letter, signs, words, images," and a short mini-anthology of Czech-language concrete poetry texts edited by Jiří Kolář. Among the authors represented are Věra Vařilová, Jiří Kolář, Josef Hiršal, Jiří Valoch, Bohumila Grögerová, Emil Juliš, Vladimir Burda, Ladislav Novák, Zdeněk Barborka, Jindřich Procházka, Ladislav Nebeský, and Jiří Honys. As of June 2020, KVK and OCLC only show two copies in North America.

Book ID: P004212

Price: $375.00