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An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Letterist Painting As Exemplified in the Oeuvre of Maurice Lemaitre in Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Letterism / Failing, Patricia; Lemaitre M; Isou I; Marinetti FT; Schwitters K., 1976

Identifier: CC-13284-13585

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Scope and Contents

This manuscript, published as a book that is also held by the Sackner Archive, was presented at the First International Symposium on Letterism. In the introduction, Failing focuses on Isou and mentions that James Joyce was his earliest inspiration. Takes up Lemaitre work when he is 24 years old and preparing his picture novel, Canailles. Note that even in his early works, Lemaitre's images can be distinguished from Isou in that they are more refined and contain a greater variety of shapes and lettering. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1976



0 See container summary (19 stapled pages (photocopied)) ; pages 30 x 21 cm, in box 6 x 33 x 25 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981.


Published: Portland, Oregon : Lewis and Clark College. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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