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Campbell, Ken, 1939–2022
Terror terror : a book of poems are invitations to jump in the lake ... / by Ken Campbell.
London : Printed by Dennis Mariner, 1977.
Physical Description:
[78] double leaves : ill. ; 23 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4 C35 T47 1977
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. [77] and signed by the artist.
"At the time I had this foolish objection to photography, and didn't like lithography at all, and my attitude was to do something rather than to go on sort of bleating about it and sounding like a Luddite. I found it intriguing to use photography and lithography in a book, although I was expressing letterpress printing printed up on a wall. What I did was to pin poems that were already printed in wood letter on pieces of paper on a wall and photograph these poems being put up on a wall obliquely and then fully frontal when they were put up. There was a very severe formal plan: the distance for the photograph, [where] the camera was going to be, the thing laid out in the screen on the camera. It was all very carefully worked out....There was a certain amount of visual drama about this; we were using the space between the camera and the wall to say something about the page, and to say something about photography."--Ken Campbell, from The word returned.
Edition of 50. Printed offset on double-leaves in the typographic room of the Art and Design Department, North East London Polytechnic. Double-folded paper covers, with orange-red endpapers.
Original archival material related to this work is available in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art, Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts (Ken Campbell Collection, MSS 25).
Word returned: artist books by Ken Campbell, 2
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Mariner, Dennis -- Printer.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.

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