Richard Kostelanetz (ed.): Text–Sound Texts (1980)

28 July 2017, dusan

Anthology of scores, scripts, instructions, diagrams and documentation of art works that are meant to be heard. With more than one hundred pieces from a broad range of the 1960’s and 1970’s experimental artists from the music, art, literature, theater, and film worlds, including: John Cage, Guy de Coinet, Else von Freytag-Loringhoven, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Philip Glass, Glenn Gould, Dick Higgins, Jack Kerouac, Annea Lockwood, Alvin Lucier, Jackson Mac Low, bp Nichol, Claes Oldenburg, Mary Ellen Solt, Gertrude Stein, Emmett Williams, and Robert Wilson, among others.

Publisher William Morrow, New York, 1980
ISBN 0688036163, 9780688036164
441 pages, 23.5 x 16 cm


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Christian Bök: Crystallography (1994/2003)

14 August 2016, dusan

“Crystallography’ means the study of crystals, but also, taken literally, ‘lucid writing.’ The book exists in the intersection of poetry and science, exploring the relationship between language and crystals – looking at language as a crystal, a space in which the chaos of individual parts align to expose a perfect formation of structure. As Bök himself says, ‘a word is a bit of crystal in formation,’ suggesting there is a space in which words, like crystals, can resonate pure form.”

First edition published 1994

Second edition, revised
Publisher Coach House Books, Toronto, 2003
ISBN 1552451194
157 pages
via ExP

Reviews: Darren Wershler-Henry (2001), Adam Golaski (Open Letters Monthly 2007), Ian Rae (Canadian Literature 2011).
Commentary: Nathan Brown (2004), James Elkins (2014).


PDF (removed on 2016-8-16 upon request of the publisher)

Wlademir Dias-Pino: Escritas arcaicas (1991)

25 June 2016, dusan

An artist’s book composed of colour plates first created in the early 1970s by the Brazilian poet and graphic artist Wlademir Dias-Pino. Published as one of the 1,001 volumes of Enciclopédia Visual [Visual Encyclopedia] series.

Publisher Europa, Rio de Janeiro, 1991
Enciclopédia Visual series, 447
36 plates, 21,5 x 21,5 cm
via Amir Brito


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