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In this dazzling “tribute to the typewriter and its particular qualities,” Alan Riddell compiled 119 works by 65 practitioners from 18 countries. The opening pages are devoted to three pioneers of the 1920s — Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman, Pietro de Saga (the pseudonym of Stefi Kiesler, wife of the Austrian architect Friedrich Kiesler) and an unidentified Bauhaus student of Josef Albers’. They are followed by ‘typewriter art’, concrete poems and typewritten constructivist, systems art, op and gestural abstraction works by Stefan Themerson, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Paula Claire, Richard Kostelanetz, Jiří Kolář, Jiří Valoch, Josef Hiršal, Václav Havel, Henri Chopin, Tom Edmonds, Steve McCaffery and others. The book is a follow-up to the catalogue Typewriter Art, Half a Century of Experiment published in two editions for the exhibitions in Edinburgh, 1973, and London, 1974.
Edited and with an Introduction by Alan Riddell
Publisher London Magazine Editions, London, 1975
via Lori Emerson, HT Derek Holzer