Scope and Content of Collection
Title: Jasia Reichardt archive of concrete and sound poetry
Date (inclusive): 1958-1975
1.0 linear feet
The Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
British art critic, editor, and curator born in Poland. The collection consists of poetry in a variety of media: manuscripts
and typescripts, screenprints and posters, collages and original graphics, sound recordings, photoprints, and objects. Artists
include Ronaldo Azedredo, Stephen Bann, Derek Boshier, Eugenio Carmi, Henri Chopin, Bob Cobbing, Kenelm Cox, Robert Filliou,
Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Furnival, Ludwig Gosewitz, Brian Hindmarch, Michael Horovitz, D.S. Houedard, Ferdinand Kriwet, John
Latham, Christopher Logue, Edward Lucie-Smith, Hansjörg Mayer, Franz Mon, Seiichi Niikuni (and the Tokyo Assn. for the Study
of Arts [ASA]), Tom Phillips, John Sharkey, Gianni-Emilio Simonetti, Mary Ellen Solt, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, and Wolf Vostell.
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Art crtic and curator with an interest in art and its intersection with other fields, especially technology. Jasia Reichardt
was Assistant Director at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (ICA) 1963-1971, where she organized the exhibit Cybernetic
Serendipity and wrote the book of the same name. She served as Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery 1974-1976.
Open for use by qualified researchers. Audio recordings are unavailable until reformatted. Contact the repository for information
Jasia Reichardt archive of concrete and sound poetry, 1958-1975, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no.
Archive acquired in 1989.
Lynda Bunting processed the collection and wrote the inventory January 1998. Descriptions are based on the dealer's inventory.
The Library received the Reichardt collection in 1989. It contained books, periodicals, recordings and archival materials.
Most, but not all, of the archival papers were transferred to Special Collections the same year. The Library cataloged ca.
10 publications in 1989 and set aside the remaining books, periodicals, recordings and archival materials. In July 1996 Special
Collections transferred 2 sound recordings to the Library. In May 1997 approximately 0.6 linear feet of sound recordings,
publications and archival materials were transferred to Special Collections from the Library. In 1998 the following were transferred
to the Library, representing a portion of the May 1997 transfer.
Little tentative recipe. England: Edition Hansjorg Mayer, 1969.
Ou. (3 recordings)
ASA. (1-3; vol. 4, no. 4; vol. 5, no. 5; vol. 6, no. 6)
Spatialism/concrete poetry. (1969, 1971 and 1973)
Zero-on (collected poems) 1960-1963. 1963
Po'emes phone'tiques sur spatialisme. Columbia, ca. 1970.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Jasia Reichardt Archive of Concrete and Sound Poetry consists of poetry in a variety of media: manuscripts and typescripts,
screenprints and posters, collages and original graphics, sound recordings, photoprints and objects (some ready-made) sent
to and collected by Reichardt. Artists include Ronaldo Azedredo, Stephen Bann, Derek Boshier, Eugenio Carmi, Henri Chopin,
Bob Cobbing, Kenelm Cox, Robert Filliou, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Furnival, Ludwig Gosewitz, Brian Hindmarch, Michael Horovitz,
D.S. Houedard, Ferdinand Kriwet, John Latham, Christopher Logue, Edward Lucie-Smith, Hansjörg Mayer, Franz Mon, Seiichi Niikuni
(and the Tokyo Assn. for the Study of Arts [ASA]), Tom Phillips, John Sharkey, Gianni-Emilio Simonetti, Mary Ellen Solt, Edgardo
Antonio Vigo and Wolf Vostell. Some works are accompanied by letters sent to Jasia Reichardt. Some materials have been digitally
Arranged alphabetically by artist.
Subjects - Topics
Genres and Forms of Material
Carmi, Eugenio, 1920-
Cobbing, Bob, 1920-2002
D S H, (Dom Sylvester Houédard), 1924-
Finlay, Ian Hamilton
Furnival, John, 1933-
Gosewitz, Ludwig, 1936-
Horovitz, Michael, 1935-
Latham, John, 1921-2006
Logue, Christopher, 1926-
Niikuni, Seiichi, 1925-1977
Phillips, Tom, 1937-
Simonetti, Gianni-Emilio, 1940-
Solt, Mary Ellen
Vigo, Edgardo Antonio
Vostell, Wolf, 1932-1998