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Modern Visual Poetry
978-1-61149-192-0 • Hardback
February 2001 • $90.00 • (£57.95)
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Pages: 321
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 3/4
By Willard Bohn
Literary Criticism | Reference
University Press Copublishing Division | University of Delaware
Devoted to poetry that is designed for the viewer as much as for the reader, Modern Visual Poetry covers the entire twentieth century, from the initial experiments by Guillaume Apollinaire to those by various Concrete poets and members of the Lettrist movement. In attempting to derive a visual poetics, the book concentrates on materials written in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Catalan. Through the detailed analysis of selected examples, it examines the theoretical assumptions underlying this fascinating art form.