Correspondence: The Foundation of the Situationist International (June 1957--August 1960)

Correspondence: The Foundation of the Situationist International (June 1957--August 1960)

by Guy Debord, McKenzie Wark, Stuart Kendall, John McHale
     
 

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Letters by writer, filmmaker, and cultural revolutionary Guy Debord conjure a vivid picture of the dynamic first years of the Situationist International movement.

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Letters by writer, filmmaker, and cultural revolutionary Guy Debord conjure a vivid picture of the dynamic first years of the Situationist International movement.

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"The pathos of these letters is that Situationism is falling apart even as it is coming together, and that, in the complicated machinations of his scattered group, Debord is able to perform as many acts of friendship as he does of malice. To borrow the title of the film he made in 1959 about his Lettrist friends, the letters trace a 'passage of a few people through a rather brief moment in time,' a tracing again triangulated by three comrades above all Pinot, Jorn and Constant." Hal Foster
London Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584350552
Publisher:
Semiotexte/Smart Art
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"The pathos of these letters is that Situationism is falling apart even as it is coming together, and that, in the complicated machinations of his scattered group, Debord is able to perform as many acts of friendship as he does of malice. To borrow the title of the film he made in1959 about his Lettrist friends, the letters trace a 'passage of a few people through a rather brief moment in time,' a tracing again triangulated by three comrades above all Pinot, Jorn and Constant."Hal Foster London Review of Books

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Meet the Author

Writer, filmmaker, and cultural revolutionary, Guy Debord (1931--1994) was a founding member of the Lettrist International and Situationist International groups.
His films and books, including Society of the Spectacle (1967),
were major catalysts for philosophical and political changes in the twentieth century, and helped trigger the May 1968 rebellion in France.

McKenzie Wark is an Australian-born writer whose books include Virtual
Geography, A Hacker Manifesto, Gamer Theory, The Beach Beneath the
Street,Telesthesia
and The Spectacle of
Disintegration
. He teaches at The New School in New York City.

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