“Les Calligrammes” by Apollinaire

Hey guys,

Here is pictures of “Les Calligrammes – subtitled Poems of war and peace” “visual poetry” by Guillaume Apollinaire between 1913-1916. I think it is interesting to see what he creats with the combination of poem and visual form in such a period. Here is a quote from him which I think redraw the strong context he was in and the purpous of his work :

“The Calligrammes are an idealisation of free verses poetry and typographical precision in an era when typography is reaching a brilliant end to its career, at the dawn of the new means of reproduction that are the cinema and the phonograph.”

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Posted on February 20, 2011, in Text. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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