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Artists Books and Papers/Autorske Knihy a Papiry / Kocman, J.H. ; Valoch J ; Sackner RK ; Sackner MA., 1997

Identifier: CC-30537-31966

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Scope and Contents

This catalogue is a retrospective of Kocman's Artists' Books and Papers. Jiri Valoch contributed a critical essay that traced the interdisciplinary art movements of the 1970's, the European political and artistic community in which Kocman worked, and his studies in bookbinding and aesthetics. He describes Kocman's work as "a synthesis combining intellectual detachment informed by his conceptual experience with a remarkable sensibility and strong lyricism and with a continuous questioning of the nature of art." Several examples of Kocman's works are held by the Sackner Archive. For example, the catalogue depicts a reproduction of Poe's "The Raven," one of Kocman's paper re-making books that is held by the Sackner Archive. The catalogue lists "The Metamorphosis" by Kafka (1980) and Fragment of Videvdat and Other Fragments (1988), as well as several editioned books held by the Sackner Archive. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1997



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (48 pages)) : color illustrations ; 28 x 20.8 x .5 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

box shelf

Custodial History

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


Published: Prague, Czech Republic : Galerie Rudolfinum. Nationality of creator: Czech. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

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

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