eugen gomringer: 33 konstellationen

Papaerback: 64 pages
Publisher: tschudy-verlag
Language: German
ISBN-10: –
ISBN-13: –
Product Dimensions: 18 x 18 cm
Release Date: 1960
Price: $220 USD (¥22,000 JPY)
Free Worldwide Shipment from Tokyo
Condition: acceptable (pre-owned)
ex-library, stamps, labels, cover filmed, etc…

Designed by max bill

コンディション: 可(図書館除籍本です。ヤケあり、フィルムカバーもされていて状態は良いものではありませんがヤブれなどなく資料としては問題ありません)


eugen gomringer (*1925) is a pioneer of visual or “concrete” poetry – a literary movement closely related to mid-20th century “concrete art”. gomringer was a co-editor of the “spirale” magazine (see story 85) and max bill’s secretary when bill was director of the hfg ulm.

this book is the 11th in the series of quadrat-bücher (square books) published by swiss writer hans rudolf hilty (1925-1994) for the tschudy-verlag, st.gallen. note the square book format and the small black square on the white cover.

the design of this book is by max bill (1908-1994) who also contributed 6 drawings called “konstellationen” (constellations), like gomringer’s poems.

the poems and geometric line drawings (in red) form a perfect unity – both are precisely constructed visual combinations of standardised language/graphic elements.

as the impressum states, the typeface is “neue haas-grotesk”. in the year this book was published, the name of this famous swiss sans-serif – designed by max miedinger (1910-1980) – changed to “helvetica”.

the flush left, ragged right setting of lowercase text in a single size and weight is typical for max bill’s typographical style.

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