Illus. throughout. 243 pp. 4to, printed softcover, title on spine. Paris: Balland, 1974.
Hervé Fischer’s essential reference work on mail and stamp art. The insightful introductory essay — “Diffusions de Masse et Communications Marginales” — is translated from French into English and German. Artists whose stamps are reproduced: Albrecht D., Eric Andersen, Arman, John Armleder, Gabor Attalai, Ben, George Brecht, Robin Crozier, Anna Banana, Felipe Ehrenberg, Robert Filliou, Ken Friedman, General Idea, Gilbert & George, Klaus Groh, Geoff Hendricks, Ray Johnson, Hans Werner Kalkmann, On Kawara, Yves Klein, J. H. Kocman, Piero Manzoni, Yoshio Nakajima, Maurizio Nannucci, Geza Perneczky, Dieter Rot, Harald Szeemann, Endre Tot, Timm Ulrichs, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Horacio Zabala, etc., etc.
Near fine copy; spine a trifle creased.
❧ John Held, Jr., ed., Mail Art: An Annotated Bibliography (1991) 15–“A very important work. It placed the emerging mail and rubber stamp art movement into a theoretical and sociological framework. It was also one of the first works to gather examples of rubber stamp imagery from the international network of communicating artists…A landmark in the history of mail art.”.
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