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Belle Lettere / Buffa, Carlo, editor ; Igmire T ; Apollinaire G ; Isgro E ; Buzzi P ; Prampolini E ; Carrega U ; Belloli C ; Capogrossi G ; Pignotti L ; MacLow J ; Marinetti FT ; Cangiullo F ; Malevich K ; Spatola A ; Chopin H ; Caruso L ; Greenaway P ; Neuenschwander B ; Kallir A ; McLuhan M ; Santi T ; Twombly C ; Martini SM ; Skarsgard S., 1997

Identifier: CC-33163-34790

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Scope and Contents

Tiziano Santi contributed an essay "Between Word and Image" which traces the history of visual and concrete poetry through Dada, Futurism, calligrams, Cubism, Fluxus happenings and the contemporary Italian poets. Manfredo Massironi's essay describes the beginnings of classical calligraphy in Europe and the Middle East. This book also served as a caalogue for the Belle Lettre Award winners. The works were grouped into the following categories: traditional calligraphy, expressive calligraphy, words and images, words and abstract for, the word as image, and conceptual works. There are several reproductions of pages by Brody Neuenschwander for "The Pillow Book" by Peter Greenaway. Brody Neuenschwander was awarded the first prize Belle Lettere Award for "the Book of Silence;" Canto Five of Dante's Inferno by Ingmire is described in a separate chapter. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1997



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (168 pages) in dust jacket + slipcase (museum board)) ; 30.8 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm (book) + 31.4 x 25.3 x 3.4 cm (slipcase)

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.


Published: Mestrino, Italy : Edizioni Centrooffset. Nationality of creator: Italian. General: Added by: RED; updated by: RED.

Repository Details

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

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