Beau Geste Press

Alice Motard (ed.)


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The “catalogue dé-raisonné” of all the printed matter produced by the independent publishing house Beau Geste Press, that federated visual poets, neo-Dadaists and international artists affiliated with the Fluxus movement from 1971 to 1976.

Published by the CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux in collaboration with Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite, this reference book surveys the history of Beau Geste Press (BGP) through the publications of its founding members Felipe Ehrenberg, Martha Hellion, David Mayor and Chris Welch, and of the numerous visitors to its rural outpost from 1971 to 1976.

Specialising in limited-edition artists’ books, Beau Geste Press published the work of its own members, but also that of many of their colleagues worldwide. In the spirit of cottage industry, BGP adapted its methods and scale of production to its needs, keeping all stages, from design and printing to distribution, under the same—bucolic—roof. Although it operated from the periphery of the main artistic centres of its time, Beau Geste Press was undoubtedly one of the most productive and influential publishing ventures of its generation.

Edition First
Language English and French
Binding Softcover with dust jacket
Pages 472
Size 230 x 285 mm.