The Art of Typewriting —

Great, obscure, fun find! !!!!!

WORK RECOGNIZED: Congratulations to Niagara Falls writer E.R. Baxter III whose 50-year-old concrete poetry composition The Brass Bed was recently published in The Art of Typewriting which contains the work of more than 200 of the worlds finest typewriter artists. Concrete poetry is an art form that involves the arrangement, typically on a typewriter, of the words of the poem so that the typographical effect conveys more meaning than the words themselves. Baxter, a former college professor, is particularly pleased that the poem was published 50 years after its first appearance in a small English magazine called Tlaloc. Baxters joined by some famous names ­ Yoko Onos contribution is on the facing page of his work.

This short blurb was found here:
http://www.niagara-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/cheers-jeers-the-best-and-worst-of-the-week-for/article_bfa2bef3-baed-5ce5-93d9-853cb6f1a7f9.html

So – really- I’ve no idea what Yoko might have contributed to this! Came out last fall.

http://www.thamesandhudsonusa.com/books/the-art-of-typewriting-hardcover

$70.00

The Art of Typewriting

Marvin Sackner, Ruth Sackner, Steven Heller

List Price

$70.00

Details

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 352
  • Artwork: 570+ illustrations
  • Size: 10.2 in x 12.7 in x 1.2 in
  • Published: October 26th, 2015

Description

The beloved typewriter­its utilitarian beauty, the pleasing percussive action of striking its keys, the singularity of the impressed page­is enjoying a genuine renaissance across the creative industries.

In this authoritative publication, the founders of the Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry, the largest such collection in the world, apply their experience, mining the collection they have created over four decades to present examples produced by more than 200 of the worlds finest typewriter artists. From the early ornamental works produced by secretaries in the late nineteenth century to more recent works that consider the unique position of the typewritten document in the digital age, there is an astonishing and delightful range of creativity in every artwork.

The Art of Typewriting features three main sections: an introduction to the history of the typewriter and its art; an expansive plate section showing key works rendered in exquisite detail; and a reference section featuring biographies of the genres most influential artists and writers. The books layout has been created by Londons leading graphic design studio, Graphic Thought Facility, and each book has a cover with a unique combination of front and back image, meaning no two books are the same.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 352
  • Artwork: 570+ illustrations
  • Size: 10.2 in x 12.7 in x 1.2 in
  • Published: October 26th, 2015

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