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Part One: Typographic Samples Pictures & Polemics; Part Two: Typographical Pictures; Part Three: Typographic Polemics / Corris, Michael ; Davis S ; Barr A., 1986

Identifier: CC-19419-19802

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Scope and Contents

Several of the pages in part one are Corris' typographical renditions of writings by Berthold Brecht. In parts two and three, Corris utilized concrete and visual poetic techniques to flesh out the politics of art. Composed and output by the author on Compugraphic Editwriter 7700, MCS 10 with Preview, MCS 20 with Power Page, and Compugraphic 8400. Funded in part by The National Endowment for the Arts. Part One, Typographic Samples: Excerpts from E.P. Thompson's "Letter to America," the Mask of Evil, This Babylonian Confusion, Ballad on Approving of the World, and other titles by Bertolt Brecht. Part Two, Typographic Pictures: "Logo for the Confused" and 15 other selections. Part Three, Typographic Polemics: Decomposition (after Alfred Barr), The Cultivated Hope (after Oscar Wilde), The Sucess and Failure of Stuart Davis, and The Sublime is Now (after Barnett Newman). -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1986



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (spiral spine) (36 pages)) ; 43.2 x 28.7 x 1 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.


Published: Atlanta, Georgia : Nexus Press. 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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