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SHAPED POETRY.

Arion Press). Todd, Glenn; editor.

Published by Arion Press, San Francisco, 1981
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Portfolio of 30 typographic prints together with 32-page companion volume; folio (16 x 12 inches), housed together in black cloth rigid foam-walled portfolio box with title printed in silver on cover panel. Fine, though plexiglass display frame which originally accompanied the set is not present The 30 separate poems are printed in broadside format (one is a 10-panel circular accordian fold) on a variety of handmade papers using a wide range of typefaces (some 200 foundry types are represented here) and colord inks. The accompanying monograph on shaped poetry was written by Glenn Todd with production notes by Andrew Hoyem. Contains (as organized in the companion volume, prints are not themselves numbered): 1. Egg, Greece, 300 BC by Simias; 2. Pan Pipes, Greece, 250 BC by Theocritus; 3. Altar, Byzantium, 325 by Porfyrius Optatianus; 4. Acrostic, France, 1537 by Eustorg de Beaulieu; 5. Altar, England, 1633 by George Herbert; 6. Easter Wings, England, 1633 by George Herbert 7. Lute, France, 1634 by Robert Angot; 8. The Cross, England, 1647 by Robert Herrick; 9. Chalice, Germany, 1663 by Justus Georg Schottel; 10. Bottle, France, 1750 by Charles Francois Panard; 11. The Mouse's Tale, England, 1865 by Lewis Carroll; 12. Un coup de des (accordion fold) with separate translation: A Throw of the Dice, France, 1897 by Stephane Mallarme; 13. Fish's Nightsong, Germany, 1903 by Christian Morgenstern; 14. Balloon, Italy, 1914 by F.T. Marinetti; 15. Necktie, France, 1914 by Guillaume Apollinaire. 16. It is Raining, France, 1918 by Guillaume Apollinaire; 17. Bohemian Crystal Vase, France, 1920 by Andre Breton; 18. Rose is a Rose, USA, 1920 by Gertrude Stein; 10. Sound Poem, USA, 1924 by Man Ray; 20. Grasshopper, USA, 1935 by E.E. Cummings; 21. Vision and Prayer, Wales, 1946 by Dylan Thomas; 22. Silence, Switzerland, 1954 by Eugen Gomringer; 23. Four to the Fourth Power, Germany, 1957 by Dieter Roth; 24. The Totem, USA, 1958 by May Swenson; 25. Voice, USA, 1959 by Philip Lamantia; 26. Caracol, Brazil, 1960 by Augusto de Campos; 27. Redboat, Scotland, 1963 by Ian Hamilton Finlay; 28. Seagull, USSR, 1970 by Andrei Voznesensky; 29. Swan and Shadow, USA, 1970 by John Hollander; 30. Rebus, USA, 1981 by Andrew Hoyem. A stunning artistic and typographical achievement. Edition of 300 sets.Eighth book from the Arion Press. Bookseller Inventory # 20652

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Title: SHAPED POETRY.

Publisher: Arion Press, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: Limited edition.

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