Blithe Air (Photographs from England, Wales, and Ireland) Signed

By: Elizabeth Matheson

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The Jargon Society (publisher) was founded by Jonathan Williams and David Ruff in 1951 in a San Francisco Chinese restaurant. Jargon 1 was a folded pamphlet with a poem by Williams (?Garbage Litters the Iron Face of the Sun?s Child?) and an etching by Ruff. Just 150 copies were produced. Jargon 2 was called The Dancer and consisted of a poem by Joel Oppenheimer and a drawing by Robert Rauschenberg. It was published at Black Mountain College soon after Williams? arrival there in the summer of 1951. Other Jargon publications included The Maximus Poems by Charles Olson, The Neugents by David M. Spear and many others.Williams died in 2008 and is survived by his partner Thomas Meyer. It was Meyer who made the decision to give The Jargon Society inventory and rights to the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center.Meyer had this to say about the new arrangement: ?The Jargon Society has always championed outsiders, mavericks and the neglected, itself no stranger to same. Yet with the death of its founder, it seemed to me the time had come for the foundation to make some changes. The BMC Museum + Arts Center struck me as an appropriate compass to provide new directions. Shared histories, shared aesthetics, and shared missions. In short, a perfect shelter, a perfect match.?Inscribed by the author on half title page. Oblong cloth. Not paginated. Full refund if not satisfied.

Title: Blithe Air (Photographs from England, Wales, and Ireland) Signed

Author Name: Elizabeth Matheson

Illustrator: Jonathan Williams

Categories: Photography,

Publisher: Winston-Salem NC, The Jargon Society, Inc.: 1995

ISBN Number: 0912330767

ISBN Number 13: 9780912330761

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 040086