Many black & white illus. throughout. 64 pp. 4to (231 x 172 mm.), orig. pictorial wrappers offset-printed & designed by T. Phillips, staple-bound. Stuttgart & London: 1977.
A scarce publisher’s catalogue presenting books by Dieter Roth, Emmett Williams, Jan Voss, Richard Hamilton, Tom Phillips, Arnulf Rainer, Claes Oldenburg, Barbara Rose, Dorothy Iannone, Mark Boyle, etc. It also lists videos, prints, posters, multiples, and Mayer’s previous catalogues. Nearly every item is pictured. Beginning in 1966, Mayer issued a catalogue every year with his newest publications and a backlist.
Fine copy. A number of pencil annotations. Produced in an edition of 1500 copies, with four-color offset-printed wrappers designed by Tom Phillips.
❧ B. Ferran, The Smell of Ink and Soil: The Story of [Edition] Hansjörg Mayer (2017), Bibliography no. 319.
“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: 7293