Publications By and Works By Edition Hansjörg MayerStuttgart: Hansjorg Mayer, 1968. Very good +. 4to.; illustrated throughout in color and b+w; illustrated wrappers, toning throughout, curling to front and back cover and some very light soiling. First Edition.
Text in Dutch, German, and English. Published for a 1968 exhibition at the Haags Gemeentemuseum in the Netherlands, devoted to Hansjörg Mayer, who was one of the era's leading concrete poets himself, and also published some of the most iconic and recognizable concrete poetry of the 1960’s. The publication is organized into four sections, the first chapter features an introductory essay on Mayer and his personal philosophy on concrete poetry written by Hans Locher and Kees Broos. The second chapter features details of publications by Edition Hansjörg Mayer including the Futura broadside series and Emmett Williams’s Sweethearts. The third has individual contributions from Haroldo de Campos, Emmett Williams, George Brecht, Robert Filliou, Franz Mon, Herman de Vries, Diter Rot, and Reinhard Döhl to name a few.The fourth features Mayer’s own artwork dating back to 1961.