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The Aesthetics of Visual Poetry, 1914-28 - Willard Bohn

The Aesthetics of Visual Poetry, 1914-28

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Published: 1st January 1986
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In this, the only full-length study of the visual poetry of the early twentieth century, Willard Bohn expertly illuminates the works of Apollinaire, Josep-Maria Junow, Guillermo de Torre, and others. His fascinating aesthetic insights bring to life this elusive and often misunderstood genre.
"An important contribution. Highly sophisticated, the study tends to raise its reader's impression of visual poetry in the twentieth century from trivial pastime to serious preoccupation."--Eric Sellin, "Journal of Modern Literature"
"With his definitive analyses full of quotable observations and sharp critical insights, Bohn has provided a model, pioneering study, one from which current and future studies of visual poetry will most certainly benefit."--Gerald J. Janacek, "Romance Quarterly"
"Bohn substantiates his thesis with thoughtful and often ingenious "explications "of texts both well known and hard to find. . . . "Aesthetics of Visual Poetry" is a thoroughly researched, beautifully written and fascinating introduction to an infinitely intriguing genre."--Mechthild Cranston, "French Review"

Acknowledgments
Music of the spheres
The Futurist experience
Apollinaire's plastic imagination
Toward a calligrammar
Josep-Maria Junoy
Modes of visual analogy in Catalonia
Joan Salvat-Papasseit
The advent of Ultra
Guillermo de Torre
Marius de Zayas and abstraction
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226063256
ISBN-10: 0226063259
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st January 1986
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition