Friday, May 19, 2017

Robert Lax | A-ble Char-lie Bak-er Dance

Robert Lax
A-ble Char-lie Bak-er Dance
East Markham, UK: Tarasque Press, 1971
[12] pp., saddle-stapled
Edition of 250

A poem consisting of only four words, broken into different syllables. Three of the four are the first words from the Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet designed for radio transmission during World War II (A for Able, B for Baker and C for Charlie). This alphabet uses D for Dog, which Lax has replaced with Dance.

The book features drawings and design by Emil Antonucci - best known for his 'soft-modernist' logo for The Four Seasons - whose collaboration with Lax lasted over twenty-five years.

Available here, for $300.00 US.

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