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Guide to the Beau Geste Press Ephemera, 1970-1976
Special Collections M0702  
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Description
Editions of the press' serial publication, "Schmuck," contain works of several artists from a single country, such as Iceland, France, and Hungary.
Background
The Beau Geste Press existed in England between 1971-1974. It was founded by Felipe Ehrenberg, David Mayor, Chris Welch, and Martha Hellion. It printed the works of visual poets, conceptualists, and neo-dadaists, many of whom were closely tied to the Fluxus movement. The press printed artist books using inexpensive materials, such as mimeograph machines, cheap paper, and staples. Consequently, many of the materials in the collection are rather fragile. In 1974 the Beau Geste Press merged with several similar presses to form BAAA, the Beau and Aloes Arc Association.
Extent
2.5 linear ft.
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
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None.