Number 12 (1983) Visual Poetics

Sponsored by the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

Front Matter



Bases p. 14-19
Robert Champigny


Enamouring a Barber Pole p. 20-36
George H. Bauer



Bibliography on Surrealism, 1973-1982 p. 90-126
Steven Ungar and Rudolf E. Kuenzli

Back Matter

Cover Image


F. T. Marinetti, Montagne + Vallate + Strade x Joffre. Free-Word Composition Broadsheet, 1915. Reprinted with the title "Après la Marne, Joffre visita Ie front en auto," in his Les mots en liberte futuristes (Milan: Edizioni Futuriste di "Poesia," 1919), pp. 99-102.

Responsible for no.12


  • Mary Ann Caws
  • Rudolph E. Kuenzli

Associate Editor

Steven Ungar

Editorial Board

  • Anna Balakian
  • Luigi Ballerini
  • Michel Beaujour
  • Richard Sheppard
  • Manuel Grossman
  • Renée Riese Hubert
  • Edith Kern
  • J. H. Matthews
  • Jeanine Plottel
  • Gregory Rabassa
  • Michael Riffaterre
  • Eric Sellin

Art and Photogrpahy Consultant

Rosalind Kraus

Editorial Consultants

  • Henri Béhar
  • Robert Motherwell
  • William Rubin
  • Michel Sanouillet


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