Item #8647 An Endless Adventure ... an Endless Passion ... an Endless Banquet. Iwona Blazwick, Peter Wollen, Mark Francis, Malcolm Imrie, Guy Debord, Guy Atkins, Alexander Trocchi, Asger Jorn, contributors.
An Endless Adventure ... an Endless Passion ... an Endless Banquet
An Endless Adventure ... an Endless Passion ... an Endless Banquet
An Endless Adventure ... an Endless Passion ... an Endless Banquet
An Endless Adventure ... an Endless Passion ... an Endless Banquet
An Endless Adventure ... an Endless Passion ... an Endless Banquet
An Endless Adventure ... an Endless Passion ... an Endless Banquet

An Endless Adventure ... an Endless Passion ... an Endless Banquet. A Situationist Scrapbook

London: ICA/Verso, 1989. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's stiff paper wraps, original sandpaper mounted to upper and lower wraps.

First edition of art critic Iwona Blazwick’s anthology comprising essays on the radical artistic and political movement. Formed in Cosio d'Arroscia, Italy, in 1957, Situationist International (SI) emerged as a group of avant-garde artists, writers, and intellectuals with a shared desire to critique and challenge the prevailing social, cultural, and political norms of the time. Primarily influenced by Surrealism and Marxism–specifically alienation and commodity fetishism–and unofficially led by French theorist Guy Debord and Danish painter Asger Jorn, the group advocated to eliminate capitalism and revolutionize culture in Western society. Notably, the Situationists were at the heart of May '68, proving the collective to be politically powerful, resulting in the loss of many members due to its new notoriety. The hemorrhaging of the organization internationally, but particularly in France, led to its official dissolution in 1972. Produced in conjunction with "On the Passage of a Few People Through a Brief Period of Time," an exhibition of Situationist art and ephemera held at the Centre Pompidou and ICA, this collection includes contributions by Debord, Jorn, Raoul Vaneigem, Alexander Trocchi, Guy Atkins, and others. Illustrated in black-and-white. Light edgewear to wraps, light rubbing to original sandpaper covers. Very good. Item #8647

$85.00