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												Italian Visual Poetry 1912–1972 by  Luigi (editor) Ballerini
	 - First printing
			 - 1973
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Italian Visual Poetry 1912–1972

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Italian Visual Poetry 1912–1972

by Ballerini, Luigi (editor)

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New York: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, 1973. First printing. 78 pp., 8.25 x 11 inches. Plastic comb binding in printed card covers. Illustrated throughout in black-and-white and color. Very light soiling to covers and age-toning to page edges, but still about fine.

Uncommon catalogue of an exhibition held at the Finch College Museum in Manhattan, and at the Civic Gallery in Turin, Italy. Ballerini, who coordinated the exhibition, contributes an introduction, “60 Years of Visual Writing,” which is followed by a catalogue of works exhibited (168 pieces by 55 artists), artist biographies and statements, an anthology of illustrated essays (by F. T. Marinetti, Anna and Martino Oberto, Ugo Carrega, Mario Diacono, Daniela Palazzoli, Eugenio Miccini and Michele Perfetti, and Arrigo Lora-Totino), and an extensive bibliography of books, anthologies, group exhibitions, and magazines.

Artists in the exhibition include not only the likely suspects (Apollinaire, Marinetti, Depero, Diacono, Lora-Totino, Miccini, Nannucci, Nicolai, Spatola, etc.) but others better known in allied fields, such as painting (Ballo, Carra, Severini, Baruchello) and music (Russolo, Bussotti, Chiari, Parmiggiani). Though most of the statements that accompany the biographies are by the artists themselves, several are by other notable figures in the field, such as Mary Ellen Solt, Nanny Cagnone, Tomaso Kemeny, and Jan van der Marck.


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Passages Bookshop stocks fine, rare, and unusual books and graphic art, with a concentration on modern and contemporary literature and art (particularly poetry and the avant-garde), artist's books, fine printing, and the book arts. The successor to New York City's Bridge Bookshop (late 1980s), Passages opened in Albuquerque in 1994 and relocated to Portland, Oregon, in 1997. In November of 2015 we moved to a new retail shop and gallery centrally located in Portland's east side, two blocks north of the convention center, where we are typically open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, as well as by appointment or chance. Proprietor: David Abel,


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