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Poems / Andre, Carl ; Kost L ; Mavridorakis V ; Delahunty G., 2014

Identifier: CC-59676-10002736

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Scope and Contents

Editorial Review: "Carl Andre (born 1935) was a poet before he was an artist, and between 1960 and 1965 he produced a substantial body of innovative visual poetry. Arranging language on paper as carefully and as sculpturally as he was later to arrange pieces of metal or bricks on the floor, Andre approached words as adjustable entities, to be moved around within the limits of the space of the sheet of paper. These works, made during the height of the international Concrete poetry movement, appeared alongside his sculptures in exhibitions and were excerpted in scholarly writings about the artist. With this volume, Andre's influential poetic oeuvre is now gathered comprehensively for the first time. The poems, which were often typed on 8 x 11 paper, are reproduced in quasi-facsimile, to convey Andre's sculptural intentions. Also included are essays by art historians Gavin Delahunty and Valerie Mavridorakis, and curator Lynn Kost."This book accompanied an exhibition, Carl Andre: Poems 1958-1969 held at the Museumzu Allerheiligen in Schafthausen Switzerland.Most of the poems were reproduced from Andre's Seven books of Poetry, a work held by the Sackner Archive. As Lynn Kost, the editor, mentions, "...with just a few exceptions Carl Andre wrote all his poems by hand, to then copy them out on a typewriter. The typewriter was a fundamental element in his working process."Selected early sculptures are also depicted in this book. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2014



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (144 pages) in cover (collaged, offset print)) ; 27.4 x 28 x 1.8 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Original Sackner Archive 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: Zurich, Switzerland : JRP|Ringier. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: MARVIN; updated by: RUTH.

Repository Details

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

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