This is the first comprehensive overview of the life and work of the pioneering British concrete and sound poet Bob Cobbing (1920–2002). Boooook addresses all aspects of Cobbing’s rich career, with new essays detailing his key roles in London Film-makers’ Co-op, Better Books, abAna, as well as his involvement in the Destruction in Art Symposium, Fylkingen, and his publishing imprint Writers Forum.
Edited by William Cobbing and Rosie Cooper – and illustrated with numerous reproductions of artworks, documents, posters, poems and film stills from the Bob Cobbing family collection – Boooook features contributions by Adrian Clarke, William Cobbing, Rosie Cooper, Arnaud Desjardin, Sanne Krogh Groth, Will Holder, Gustav Metzger, Marc Matter & Tris Vonna-Michell, David Toop, Steve Willey, Andrew Wilson and Maxa Zoller.
“Anyone interested in visual / concrete / sound poetry, DIY publishing and / or British underground culture of the 1960s should have this book.”
– Matthew Robertson, Eye, no. 93 vol. 24, 2017
Boooook: The Life and Work of Bob Cobbing
Edited by William Cobbing and Rosie Cooper
17 x 24cm, 208 p., soft cover with flaps, full colour