Guy Debord (Reaktion Books - Critical Lives)

Guy Debord (Reaktion Books - Critical Lives)

Andy Merrifield

even though recognized for his founding of the avant-garde Situationist foreign stream and his favourite political and cultural activism, man Debord was once still a shockingly elusive and enigmatic determine, spending his final years in an remoted farmhouse in Champot, France. Andy Merrifield's Guy Debord pushes again the farmhouse shutters and opens a window onto Debord's existence, concept, and art.

Merrifield explores the dynamics of Debord's principles and works, together with the groundbreaking Howls for Sade and his 1967 vintage, The Society of the Spectacle. Debord understood existence as artwork, Merrifield argues, and during that lens he chronicles Debord's stint as a innovative chief within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, his time in Spain and Italy through the Nineteen Seventies and the reclusive years major as much as his demise in 1994.

Dada and Surrealism's legacy and punk rock's god, man Debord spun theories on democracy, humans, and political strength that also resonate this day, making Merrifield's concise but accomplished learn a useful source on one of many most efficient highbrow revolutionaries of the 20th century.

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