[From upper wrapper]: Verlagsverzeichnis 1981, Neuerscheinungen.
Numerous black & white illus, all rectos with full-page illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to (231 x 171 mm.), orig. printed wrappers, staple-bound. Stuttgart & London: 1981.
A scarce illustrated publisher’s catalogue offering works by Roth, Emmett Williams, Arnulf Rainer, Richard Hamilton, Stefan Wewerka, Jan Voss, Claes Oldenburg, Dorothy Iannone, etc. Also offered are videos, periodicals, prints, multiples, records, and Mayer’s previous catalogues. Most of the items are pictured. Beginning in 1966, Mayer issued a catalogue every year with his newest publications and a backlist.
A nice copy.
❧ B. Ferran, The Smell of Ink and Soil: The Story of [Edition] Hansjörg Mayer (2017), Bibliography no. 323.
“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).
Item ID: 7225