“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.”


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

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