Item ID: 8148 Selected Pages by Michael Gibbs. Michael GIBBS.

Selected Pages by Michael Gibbs.

Black & white illus, mimeographed text. [50] pp. Large 4to, brown paper printed wrappers (head of spine a little worn). Amsterdam: Kontexts Publications, 1978.

One of 300 copies from the regular edition of this publication by the visual poet and publisher Michael Gibbs (1949-2009). There was a separate lettered edition of 26 copies, all signed and with an added “original page.”

“Gibbs presented a summary of ways of working with text in his book Selected Pages (1978). He starts by listing sixteen approaches to dealing with texts, which vary from ‘kindly’ to ‘with contempt.’ After that printed texts are juxtaposed with handwritten ones, ‘translated’ into graphic symbols, crossed out, converted into numbers, subjected to word reduction or to being read on the basis of another language. They are cut into ribbons and composed all over again, rendered illegible, subjected to memory tests or else–partially–erased.”-All or nothing and other pages, p. 181.

A very good copy; head of spine worn and small indent to the upper wrapper.

❧ G. J. de Rook & A. Wilson, eds., All or nothing and other pages (2016), p. 218.

Price: $150.00

Item ID: 8148