The Aesthetics of Visual Poetry, 1914-1928

Paperback | December 15, 1993

byWillard Bohn

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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

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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 sophistica...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:December 15, 1993Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226063259

ISBN - 13:9780226063256

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Music of the spheres
2. The Futurist experience
3. Apollinaire's plastic imagination
4. Toward a calligrammar
5. Josep-Maria Junoy
6. Modes of visual analogy in Catalonia
7. Joan Salvat-Papasseit
8. The advent of Ultra
9. Guillermo de Torre
10. Marius de Zayas and abstraction
Notes
Bibliography
Index