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The Visible Word: Experimental Typography and Modern Art, 1909-1923

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Early in this century, Futurist and Dada artists developed brilliantly innovative uses of typography that blurred the boundaries between visual art and literature. In The Visible Word, Johanna Drucker shows how later art criticism has distorted our understanding of such works. She argues that Futurist, Dadaist, and Cubist artists emphasized materiality as the heart of thei ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1994)
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So far, as one obsessed with lit crit, and as a burgeoning vispoet seeking a critical grounding, this book is essential reading. Despite sometimes shoddy editing.
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