RUHUMAN: The Typewriter Art of Keith Armstrong

Simpson, Nicola (2022) RUHUMAN: The Typewriter Art of Keith Armstrong. The Caseroom Press, Lincoln. ISBN 9781905821865

RUHUMAN: The Typewriter Art of Keith Armstrong
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A monograph of Keith Armstrongs Typewriter Art and visual poetry with essays by Tom Gill, Nicola Simpson, and Barrie Tullett.

Barrie Tullett and Tom Gill’s masterful book on Keith Armstrong opens up a splendid oeuvre for a new generation of reader-viewers. Keith Armstrong’s brilliant inventiveness is an essential part of the concrete poetry movement and can now at long last be fully appreciated. This book will be essential reading for artists, designers, and typographers.
Jeremy Adler

With the twenty-first century resurgence of interest in typewriter art, the publication of RUHUMAN by Keith Armstrong is reason for celebration. The work is a joyous and loving homage to a man whose work engages with sound, pattern, colour, geometry, type, and life. There’s peace and minimalism here. There’s also noise and clutter. It sates me and makes me hunger for more.
Amanda Earl

Keith Armstrong was one of the more underrated exponents of the 1960/70s British poetry revolution. Experienced in retrospect, his complete work comes as a revelation. Following trails embarked upon by his heroes Bob Cobbing, Dom Sylvester Houédard, and Henri Chopin, Armstrong’s work is restless, engaging, and constantly innovative. For a decade back then he caught the zeitgeist. And as a bonus what he created has aged wonderfully.
Peter Finch

Keywords:monograph, typewriter art, keith armstrong, ruhuman
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W213 Visual Communication
W Creative Arts and Design > W820 Poetry Writing
W Creative Arts and Design > W211 Typography
W Creative Arts and Design > W210 Graphic Design
Divisions:College of Arts
ID Code:50044
Deposited On:05 Jul 2022 15:54

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