|Creator:||Debord, Guy, 1931- Jorn, Asger, 1914-1973 Internationale situationniste|
L'Internationale situationniste ;
Distribution en U.S.A. Wittenborn and Company,
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"Pages comprised of plates of phrases, photos, drawings and cartoons that Debord cut out of other works, and then pasted up in a randomly suggestive manner. Debord then had ... the Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973), taint these 'prefabricated elements' with paint. The colors suggest possible readings of the phrases or simply lend a mood to the images. These plates were then bound in sand-paper to destroy any other books it came into contact with--Debord calls them an anti-book ... The book was published at Jorn's expense and given away as a sumptuous gift to friends"--Bracken, L. Guy Debord, p. 34-35.
This book was published in December 1958. Cf. Textes et documents situationnistes 1957-1960, p. 96.
Sandpaper jacket wrapped in thin paper, turned inside out, bearing the name and address of the Danish publisher, Rosenkilde og Bagger. "Asger Jorn" written in manuscript on front wrapper.
 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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The Postwar Avant-Garde and the Culture of Protest, 1945 to 1968 and Beyond
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