TEXT SOUND IMAGE. SMALL PRESS FESTIVAL. 1976. G.S.éd. 1976. Copyright Guy Schraenen and the Authors. 66, [10] pp. ads & index. Tall 8vo (200 x 110 mm.), pink printed wrappers, two glue-bound gatherings laid-in wrappers as issued. [Antwerp: 1976]. Back wrapper loose from the spine and with a repaired tear; insert on the red cord intact, spine loose and lightly damaged at the bottom, otherwise this fragile booklet in good condition. Rare
The scarce catalogue issued by the curator and publisher Schraenen, which lists hundreds of early artists' books; one of 500 copies printed. At the beginning, it contains contributions by Schraenen, Carrión, Kostelanetz, and Klaus Groh. It then lists the works of Beuys, Burroughs, Cage, Carrión, Degottex, Downsbrough, Ehrenberg, Filliou, Ginsberg, Higgins, Jacks, Kostelanetz, Rot, Shiomi, Tuttle, Vostell, E. Williams, etc. There are also long listings of records, magazines, and posters. This catalogue was published to accompany events held in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, and Amsterdam in 1976-1977. Schraenen writes in his introduction: "After sending an invitation to participate to the Festival, the amount and quality of the received material exceeded all my expectations. Most of the publications presented in this exhibition are unknown by the public, because they are refused by a majority of bookshops and are distributed mainly in 'circuit fermé'." In very good condition; minor wear to the edges and tail of the spine. A. Desjardin, The Book on Books on Artists Books

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