verlagsverzeichnis 1975, neuerscheinungen und noch erhältliche titel / booklist 1975, new titles and titles in print. publisher EDITION HANSJÖRG MAYER.

verlagsverzeichnis 1975, neuerscheinungen und noch erhältliche titel / booklist 1975, new titles and titles in print.

Many black & white illus. throughout. [50] pp. (incl. inside wrappers). 4to (230 x 172 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers offset-printed & designed by E. Williams, staple-bound. Stuttgart, London & Reykjavik: 1975.

A scarce publisher’s catalogue presenting books by artists such as Dieter Roth, Emmett Williams, Tom Phillips, Jan Voss, Richard Hamilton, Dorothy Iannone, Stefan Wewerka, Daniel Spoerri, etc. Also listed are records, prints, posters, and Mayer’s previous catalogues. Nearly every item is pictured in this catalogue. Beginning in 1966, Mayer issued a catalogue every year with his newest publications and a backlist.

Nice copy; one of the staples has rusted. From an edition of 4000 copies, with four color offset-printed wrappers designed by Emmett Williams. Laid-in is an illustrated order form for Roth’s Sammlung flachen Abfalls 1975/76.

❧ B. Ferran, The Smell of Ink and Soil: The Story of [Edition] Hansjörg Mayer (2017), Bibliography no. 317.

“A printer, art teacher and publisher living in London, Hansjörg Mayer’s typographical experiments and publications in his edition hansjörg mayer made him into one of the most important protagonists of concrete poetry and the art of the 1960s…Since 1963, as Dieter Roth’s publisher, Mayer was prepared to find ways to convert every provocative artistic idea into the letterpress. Mayer moved to England in 1966, where he taught at the Bath Academy of Art and the Watford School of Art. In 1968 the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (The Hague) dedicated the first large retrospective to the 25-year-old artist. Since then, Mayer has published more than 300 books, posters, films, records and videos in the edition hansjörg mayer.”–from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s exhibition website Hansjörg Mayer, Typoems and Artist Books (October 2019-January 2020).

Price: $225.00

Item ID: 7212