Evolution Volume One. From Influx to Automatic Drawing – Stephen Pochin (Mandrake Press)


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Mandrake Press, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Square octavo. (8.5ins x 8.5ins), 44pp. Original black cloth with blind stamped title & gilt symbol on upper board. Colour frontis. Colour and b&w illustrations. Numbered Limited Edition of 225. The first of a projected Series of monographs about Spare. The author looks at Spare in the context of his interaction with contemporary poets, and examines the interaction between word and visual art in his own early work. He follows Spare’s abandonment of the cosmopolitan life of London’s bohemia, and his withdrawl to South London, and immersion in his occult studies. In the course he presents a number of fresh perspectives on Spares life and influences.