Mayakovsky, 22 Postcards; Redstone Press.
A book of postcards from the most celebrated poet of the early Soviet Union. He also wrote books for children, designed propaganda and public information posters, made artists’ books, wrote plays, acted and directed. He led a short, highly productive existence, shooting himself in the heart at the age of 37 after becoming disillusioned and out of official favour.
Redstone Press produces consistently brilliant things. I reckon they’re one of the most interesting publishing houses in the UK.
Dieter Roth, Books and Multiples; Dirk Dobke, Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 2004.
Recently I’ve ditched efficiency and taken to floating around the library with no direction, picking up books on trolleys, left at the photocopier, shoved back onto shelves in the wrong place. All the best stuff I found today was by accident. This Dieter Roth book was lying in the middle of the floor in the exhibition catalogue section.
Splendid Pages; Julie Mellby, Toledo Museum of Art, 2003.
Fantastic book about books and the juxtaposition of text and image; rich with inspiration.