Books by, about or including Cecil Touchon

Cecil Touchon 2013 Catalog of Works - 253 Pages -Perfect-bound Paperback - Full color -8.5  x 11

This book has almost every hand-made art work created during the year of 2013 including paintings, collages, drawings, sketches, and correspondence works.  This document accurately records the chronological order of at least 98% of the artwork for the year. Also included are documentation of exhibitions that Touchon was in or curated as well as collage poetry that was created over the course of the year. Buy the Book
cecil touchon 2012 catalog of art
Cecil Touchon 2012 Catalog of Works - 262 Pages -Perfect-bound Paperback - Full color -8.5  x 11
This book has almost every hand-made art work created during the year of 2012 including paintings, collages, drawings, sketches, and correspondence works. There may be a doodle here and there or a few unfinished works that have not be included, but this document accurately records the chronological order of at least 98% of the artwork for the year. Also included are documentation of exhibitions that Touchon was in or curated as well as collage poetry that was created over the course of the year. Buy the Book
Strange GlueCollage at 100 is a three-part, yearlong exhibition series that celebrates the centennial of the appearance of collage in painting. Strange Glue (Traditional & Avant-garde Collage), the first show in the series, assembles the work of more than 100 contemporary artists as it traces the transition from traditional to avant-garde approaches to papier collé. Buy the Book
The Last Vispo CatalogThe Last Vispo Anthology has three purposes: to document the recent upsurge in visual poetry, to make visual poetry available to a wider audience, and to be used as a pedagogic tool in poetry and art curriculum at the secondary and post-secondary level. This anthology is global in scope with 148 contributors from 23 countries, with proportionally more women than previous anthologies. The Last Vispo documents a decade, 1998 to 2008, in which a burst of activity surfaced through the advent of computerization across the world of visual poetry – similar to the mail art movement of the 1980s. The work in this decade pushed deeper by reveling in the semiotics of alphabets, the signifying contours of letters, words, phrases, and their concomitant spaces. Susan Tichy, professor of English at George Mason University, argues that in her graduate seminar on visual poetry, her students gain a broader sense of what a poem is, what a poet does. This anthology has the potential to stimulate emerging writers in ways that conventional curricula does not.

An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting is the first book-length publication to collect the work of a community of writers on the edges of illegibility.  An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting is compiled and edited by Tim Gaze from Asemic magazine and Michael Jacobson from The New Post-Literate blog.

With contributions by: Reed Altemus, mIEKAL aND, Rosaire Appel, Francesco Aprile, Roy Arenella, Derek Beaulieu, Pat Bell, John M. Bennett, Francesca Biasetton, Volodymyr Bilyk, Tony Burhouse & Rob Glew, Nancy Burr, Riccardo Cavallo, Mauro Césari, Peter Ciccariello, Andrew Clark, Carlfriedrich Claus, Bob Cobbing, Patrick Collier, Robert Corydon, Jeff Crouch, Marilyn Dammann, Donna Maria Decreeft, Alessandro De Francesco, Monica Dengo, Mirtha Dermisache, Bill Dimichele, Christian Dotremont, Jean Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Mark Firth, Eckhard Gerdes, Mike Getsiv, Jean-Christophe Giacottino, Marco Giovenale, Meg Green, Brion Gysin, Jefferson Hansen, Huai Su, Geof Huth, Isidore Isou, Michael Jacobson, Satu Kaikkonen, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Rashid Koraishi, Irene Koronas, Edward Kulemin, Le Quoc Viet & Tran Trọng Duong, Jim Leftwich, Misha Magazinnik, Matt Margo, André Masson, Nuno de Matos, Willi Melnikov, Morita Shiryu, Sheila E. Murphy, Nguyen Duc Dung, Nguyen Quang Thang, Pham Van Tuan, François Poyet, Kerri Pullo, Lars Px, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Roland Sabatier, Ekaterina Samigulina & Yuli Ilyshchanska, Alain Satié, Karen L. Schiff, Spencer Selby, Peggy Shearn, Ahmed Shibrain, Gary Shipley, Christopher Skinner, Hélène Smith, Lin Tarczynski, Morgan Taubert, Andrew Topel, Cecil Touchon, Louise Tournay, Tran Trọng Duong, Lawrence Upton, Sergio Uzal, Marc van Elburg, Nico Vassilakis, Glynda Velasco, Simon Vinkenoog, Vsevolod Vlaskine, Cornelis Vleeskens, Anthony Vodraska, Voynich Manuscript, Jim Wittenberg, Michael Yip, Logan K. Young, Yorda Yuan, Camille Zehenne, Zhang Xu, & others

This is a catalogue raisonné for the year 2011. It includes all artworks and poetry of the year as well as photographic documentation of exhibitions. Full color soft cover, 299 pages, 11x8.5 inches

  • Typography is the art and technique of arranging type in order to make language visible. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and adjusting the space between pairs of letters (kerning). In modern times, typography has been put into motion - in film, television and online broadcasts - to add emotion to mass communication. Typography is performed by typesetters, compositors, typographers, graphic designers, art directors, comic book artists, graffiti artists, clerical workers, and anyone else who arranges type for a product. Until the Digital Age, typography was a specialized occupation. Digitization opened up typography to new generations of visual designers and lay users. "Bright! Typography Between Illustration & Art" is a 420 page, bilingual (German & English), profusely illustrated compendium showcasing the immense variety and creativity of contemporary typography. Of special note are the interviews with seven outstanding typographer/artists: Ed Fella, Tracey Emin, Tobias Rehberger, Marc Titchner, Marc Jijl, Alex Hanimann, and Lawrence Weiner. An impressive and seminal collection, "Bright! Typography Between Illustration & Art" is a unique and highly recommended addition to personal, professional, and academic library Typography and Art History reference collections and supplemental reading lists. --Library Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review
  • Hardcover: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Daab; Bilingual edition (November 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3942597233
  • ISBN-13: 978-3942597234
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.6 x 1.5 inches
A book of abstract poems composed using words that you do not know - Ternishu being an example of one of them. These words are intended to be future titles for paintings. The poems may also be used for public poetry readings.
This is a catalogue raisonné for the year 2010. It includes all artworks and poetry of the year as well as photographic documentation of exhibitions. Full color, soft cover, 293 pages, 11x8.5 inches.
Cecil Touchon - "Reduced to Silence"
Visaul poetry / Collages by Cecil Touchon
A6 format - 4o pages - laser printing.
Thread and quarter cloth binding
March 2011
price: 15 euro / 20 US $ / 13 UK Sterling
The name of the collection "C'est Mon Dada" is a French saying meaning "It's my favorite thing", or "It's my hobby". Dada is French for hobby horse. That's apparently where the Dadaists got their name from.

Over 150 full color plates of collages on paper by Cecil Touchon from between the years 2004 to 2009 providing an overview of the artist's ouvre during this period. Contains interviews, reviews, artist statements and an up to date curricula vitae.

Meet the Masters of Collage! Versatility, innovation, inspiration—this superb new collection from Lark Books offers a stunning look at contemporary collage work from approximately 40 leading artists. It features a breathtaking mix of techniques from traditional cut-and-paste to digital to collage with paint or encaustic, and styles ranging from wildly playful and colorful to evocative, almost monochrome images. Each highlighted master takes center stage in an informative eight-page feature that includes nearly a dozen gorgeous, high-quality photos plus a short essay by curator Randel Plowman placing the impressive work and its creator in context. The innovative featured artists include: Cecil Touchon, Matthew Rose, Robert Mars, Janet Jones, Peter Lewis, Jonathan Talbot, Lynne Perrella, Lynn Whipple, James Michael Starr,  David Wallace, Mark Lazenby, Launa D. Romoff, Clare Murray Adams, Dennis Parlante, Robert Hunt, Julie Mader-Meersman, Donna Warson, Nicole Natri,  Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Mitzi Trachtenberg, Baby Smith, Kim Printz, Michelle Caplan, Marty Gordon, Mary Emma Hawthorne, Cristina Clarimon, Marilyn Landau, David Bircham, Brandi Strickland, Stephanie Dalton Cowan, Stephanie Levy, Hope Kroll, Ariel, Cindy Iverson, Liz Cohn, Joyce Hillk, Alice Harrison, Lynda Frese, Mariella Bisson and Michael Mew
aND, mIEKAL (2009)Spidertangle Anthology - An Anthology of Visual Poetry, Xeoxial Editions, West Lima, WI 2009. ISBN 1-4382-5818-6 ISBN 978-1-4382-5818-8 1st edition printed in a numbered edition of 200 - Includes Cecil Touchon, Brian Zimmer, KS Ernst, Grace Vadja, Derek White, Reed Altemus, PR Primeau, David Chikhladze, Matthew Stolte, John M Bennett, Irving Weiss, Geof Huth, Crag Hill, Carlos Luis, Dan Waber, Nico Vassilakis, Michael Peters, Ric Royer, Bob Grumman, Amira Hanafi, Donna Kuhn, David-Baptiste Chirot, Joel Lipman, Lanny Quarles, Kevin Thurston, Ross Priddle, Petra Backonja, Reid Wood & Michelle Greenblatt, Karl Young, Karl Kempton,Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Michael Basinski, Sheila Murphy, William James Austin, Jukka-Pekka Kervenin, Peter Ciccariello, C Mehrl Bennett, Maria Damon, endwar, Martha Deed, Laura Goldstein, Igor Satanovsky & Lenny Drozner, Camille Martin, Márton Koppány, mIEKAL aND, Richard Kostelanetz, Derek Beaulieu,  Marco Giovenale, Liaizon Wakest, Jefferson Hansen & CamillE Bacos
Grumman, Bob (2009) Visio-Textual Selectricity, the Anthology of Favorites of Their Own Work Chosen by 21 Visio-Textual Artists - The Runaway Spoon Press, ISBN 978-1-57141-079-5 - Includes: David-Baptiste Chirot, Geof Huth, mIEKAL aND, Cecil Touchon, Márton Koppány, Karl Young, Peter Ciccariello, KS Ernst, Nico Vassilakis, Joel Lipman, John M. Bennett, Karl Kempton, Larkin Higgins, C Mehrl Bennett, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, endwar, Michael Basinski,Jefferson Hansen, Sheila E. Murphy, John Vieira
Selections from the Permanent Collection

The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction

White works of art have been a constant theme in modern art history since the early 20th century. White on White is an exhibition of works that explore white and include mixed media, paintings, photographs, constructions, assemblages, collages, photo montages, weavings, poems, Massurrealist and Fluxus works. Artists from Russia, Germany, the United States, Canada, Argentina, Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Panama and Portugal are represented in the exhibition.
Artists include:
Cecil Touchon, Cory Celaya, Bobbi Studstill, Jude Worters, Diane Ashe, Norman Sherfield, Carol Starr, Claudia Drake, Silvia Bocca, Petala Eytihia, Sofia Barao, William James Austin, Mimi Shapiro, Jane Davila, Caroline Wareham, Debra Dresler, Elena Mary Siff, Diana Mains-Welte, Bob Rizzo, Jamie Newton, Julie Sadler, M. L. Stockhill, Eric Michel, Chris Mulart, Cordula Kagemann, Catherine Botch, Pascale Hulin, Gregory Steel, Don E. Boyd, Gary A Bibb, Tricia Burr, Stanton Hager, Keri Marion, Janet Jones, Kristy Christopherson, Dilar Pereira, Benoit Piret, Peter Ciccariello, John Chiaromonte, Laura Lein-Svencner, Luc Fierens, Madawg, Laura Dunn, Walter Cianciusi , John Held Jr., Ross Priddle, Allan Revich, Reid Wood, Matthew Rose, Nasimova Boheme, Litsa Spathi, Anthony Cricchio, Sheila Murphy, Robert Tucker, Stephen Linhart, Cesareo Young, Mimi Shapiro, Gail Steinberg, Ellen Filreis, John M. Bennett, Diane Speer, Noon-un-Nisa Touchon, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Judith Mangiameli, Scott Ray Randall, Matthew Langley, Cheryl Strait, Elizabeth Concanon, Sue Clancy, Karl Young, Lise Menu Noack, Cynthia Russell, Keith Buchholz, Olga Golanov.
The Secret Life of Artists (vol. 1)
The Secret Life of Artists - Volume One - The first in a series of books documenting correspondence from the Collage Museum's email group including illustrations of recently acquired works in the permanent collection.Includes images or correspondence from : Cecil Touchon, Jerome D’Angelo, Karen Bettencourt, Loel Barr, Jane Davila, Victoria Pittman, Matthew Rose, Jeanne Roth, Stephen Linhart, Don Boyd, Kimberly Santiago, Laura Lein-Svencner, AnitaNH, Rebecca DeCourley, Jacqueline Sullivan, Janice McDonald, Joan Schulze, Lois DeCastro, Kate Robinson, Jude Worters, Silvia Bocca, Kathryn Uster, Nancy Bell Scott, Denise Swafford, Natalie Ostin, Alex Kalikantzaros, Ruth Terrill, Frank Turek, Mimi Shapiro, Merry Rozzelle, Woody Mortensen, Cheryl McClure, Michael Carey, Karen Jacobs, Ed Giecek, Joan Summey, Jonathan Talbot, and others.
New and Improved Fluxus: Fluxhibition #2 Classic and Contemporary Scores, Instructions and Artifacts by Fluxus Artists  115 pages, 6" x 9" Softcover 2009 Editor Cecil Touchon Ontological Museum Publications
Catalog for the October 2008 Exhibition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Works by Angelo Ricciardi, Antonio Picardi, Jamie Newton, Allan Revich, Lorraine Kwan, Gregory Steel, Walter Cianciusi, Yoko Ono, Luc Fierens, Jim Leftwich, Jeff Hogue, Rebecca Cunningham, Don Boyd, Neil Horsky, Larry Miller, Fluxdada, Karl Heinz Jeron, Marco Geovenale, Patrick Anderson-McQuoid and Tomas Schmit, George Brecht, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Carol Starr, Cecil Touchon, Keith Buchholz, John M. Bennett, Reid Wood, Reed Altemus, Sheila Murphy,
Under the Influence 96 pages, 6" x 9" softcover, 2009, Editor Cecil Touchon, Ontological Museum Publications
Exhibition Catalog -  Artists were asked to make a work in honor of one of the artists that they consider as influential on their own development and to make an additional work in their own typical way of working. This international exhibition has participating artists from, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and the USA. ARTISTS INCLUDE: Gary A. Bibb, Joan Schulze, Robert Tucker, Anthony Cricchio, Katie Gutierrez, Dilar Pereira, Ellen Filreis, Catherine Molland, Berni Stephanus, Marianne Lettieri, Claudia Drake, Cecil Touchon, Reid Wood, Maria Spissu Nilson, Lis Gundlach-Sell, Nazimova Boheme, Susan Gertz, Keith Buchholz. ARTIST HOMAGES: Andy Warhol, Joseph Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Hanalore Barron, Paul Klee, Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, Rex Ray, John Cage, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Gustave Klimt, Georgia O'Keefe, Marcel Duchamp, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Kurt Schwitters, Hans Arp, Auguste Rodin and Johannes Baargeld.
The Cut and Paste Poets Vol. One - an Anthology of Collage Poetry -
258 pages, 6" x 9", jacket-hardcover binding, a chronological compilation of poetry submitted to an email listserv dedicated to collage poetry.
Fluxus Event Scores by Cecil Touchon - 110 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding, This work covers 30 years of fluxus works by Cecil Touchon
The Fusion Series - Cecil Touchon - 56 pages, 8.25" x 10.75", casewrap-hardcover binding, Cecil Touchon explores the boundaries between art and poetry in these elegant and intimate papiers collages composed of bits of lettering and the empty spaces between them.
Happy Shopping - Massurrealist Spam Poetry  - Cecil Touchon
114 pages, 6" x 9", jacket-hardcover binding
Touchon extracts material from the very fabric of the massurreality; texts from spam email. In these poems Touchon gives us a contemplative glimpse into contemporary artistic practice where the artist becomes, much more a connector of things than a creator.
Important Documents of the International Post-Dogmatist Group
Long awaited, this volume of documents commemorates the twenty year anniversary of Post Dogmatism and the formation of the International Post Dogmatist Group.
In an Agitated Voice - Cecil Touchon 290 pages, 6" x 9", jacket-hardcover binding, several minimalist visual poems
Massurrealist Collage Poetry Two Hundred Poems of Cecil Touchon's Massurrealist collage poetry combined into one hardback, collectible edition. This contains "Sell  People Things They Don't Need" and "Is It Necessary to Say Something?"
On the Mysterious Nature of Post-Dogmatism  Cecil Touchon - The long awaited essay written for poets on the mysterious nature of post-dogmatism. It is a non-objective lecture to be performed before a receptive audience.
Natural Born Fluxus - Childhood Event Scores by Fluxus Artists
Natural Born Fluxus is that tendency among artists to engage in Fluxus-like behaviors even if they never heard of Fluxus. 31 international fluxus artists participated. Edited by Cecil Touchon
Includes: Peter Frank, Cecil Touchon, John M. Bennett, Ruud Janssen , Don Boyd, Keith Buchholz, Adam Overton, Sheila E. Murphy, Madawg, Litsa Spathi, Gregory Steel, Mark Block, Christine Tarantino, Allan Revich, Lorraine Kwan, Matthew Rose, Reid Wood, Luc Fierens, Brad Brace, Mary Campbell, Zachary Scott Lawrence, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Eric KM Clark, Brian R. Nickerson, Walter Cianciusi, Neil Horsky, Roger Stevens, Matt Taggart, Anya E.V. Liftig, Yves Maraux, Roland Halbritter.

The Neoist Manifesto - Documents of Neoism - The Neoist Society -  by Cecil Touchon with 75 images from the Fusion Series. Black and White - 174 pages, 6" x 9", perfect binding. The Neoist Society presents this important document of Neoism for a world hungry for a new revolutionary message.
Cecil Touchon at the New Gallery  Explore the postminimalist paintings and collages of Cecil Touchon spanning a twenty year period. This is a catalog for the exhibition at Thom Andriola's New Gallery in Houston, Texas June/July 2007. This catalog contains 28 full color images including installation shots of the show.
The Spam Poetry Game - An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry
The spam poetry game - now the popular book - was A series of game projects designed and edited by Cecil Touchon to see what poets would do with some of the spam texts found in everyday spam mail and a 48 hour time limit. Poets include: Carlos M. Luis, Alan Bowman, Schneider/Hill, Hoogan Foogan, Suse, Ray Norman, Camille Martin, Dan Waber, L.J. Zimerman, Nick Piombino, Madawg, Pedro López, Larissa Shmailo, Geof Huth, David Hickman, Bob Marcacci, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jim Piat, Jill Jones, Russ Golata, Robin Reagler, Martha Deed, Bob Rizzo, Roger Stevens, Cathy Horner, Allan Revich, Lanny Quarles, Tricia Barr, Catherine Daly, K.S. Ernst, Mimi Shapiro, Andrew Riley Clark, Kathy Burkett, Douglas Burkett, Douglas Penn, Cecil Touchon, Reed Altemus, Keith Buchholz, Patricia Carragon, Dan Holmes, Donald E. Boyd, Rebecca Cunningham.


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