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ZYX: 26 Poetic Portraits [Limited Edition] / Patterson, Rhodes, editor ; Chwast S ; Chermayeff I ; Zapf H ; Goines D ; Isley A ; Massey J ; Anderson CS., 1989

Identifier: CC-03797-3869

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Scope and Contents

This book was developed and designed by Mark Oldach and Rhonda Taira. Society of Typographic Arts in association with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, 1989. Folio, full turquoise linen stamped in magenta and white. 60 pages, with 26 full page plates, each by an internationally acclaimed designer, illustrator or photographer. This copy is the deluxe Issue with each plate signed in pencil by the artist. Starting with "Z" and ending with "A", ZYX: 26 Poetic Portraits is an elegant and entertaining book featuring visual interpretations of each letter in the alphabet by twenty-six internationally acclaimed designers, illustrators and photographers. These imaginative images are complemented by the concrete verses of Rhodes Patterson. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1989



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (60 pages)) ; 39 x 26.4 x 1.4 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

shelf alphabetical

Custodial History

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


Published: Chicago, Illinois : Society of Typographic Arts. Signed by: all contributors. Nationality of creator: American. General: About 100 total copies. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

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

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