Abeceda – Karel Teige, 1926

Book, Abeceda [Alphabet], 1926 Poetry by Vitezslav Nezval (Czech, 1900–1958)
Design, typography, and photomontage by Karel Teige (Czech, 1900–1951)
Choreography by Milča Mayerová (Czech, 1901–1977)
Published by J. Otto, Prague

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« In Nezval’s Abeceda, a cycle of rhymes based on the shapes of letters, I tried to create a ‹ typofoto › of a purely abstract and poetic nature, setting into graphic poetry what Nezval set into verbal poetry in his verse, both being poems evoking the magic signs of the alphabet. » –Karel Teige

 

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