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By Stewart Home

" a lot of the data is taken from vague resources and the e-book is vital interpreting for an individual drawn to the topic. It demystifies the political and inventive practices of competitors to the dominant tradition and serves as a simple reference for a box principally undocumented in English. it's also engagingly sincere, unpretentious, wondering and instant in its impact" Artists Newsletter.

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Contents:

Preface.
Introduction.
1. Cobra.
2. The Lettriste Movement.
3. The Lettriste overseas (1952-57).
4. the varsity Of Pataphysics, Nuclear paintings and the overseas circulate for an Imaginist Bauhaus.
5. From the "First global Congress of Liberated Artists" to the basis of the Situationist International.
6. The Situationist overseas in its heroic section (1957-62).
7. at the theoretical poverty of the Specto-Situationists and the valid prestige of the second one International.
8. The decline and fall of the Specto-Situationist critique.
9. The origins of Fluxus and the circulation in its 'heroic' period.
10. the increase of the depoliticized Fluxus aesthetic.
11. Gustav Metzger and Auto-Destructive Art.
12. Dutch Provos, Kommune 1, Motherfuckers, Yippies and White Panthers.
13. Mail Art.
14. past Mail Art.
15. Punk.
16. Neoism.
17. type War.
Conclusion.
Afterword.
Selected Bibliography.

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7. at the theoretical poverty of the Specto-Situationists and the valid prestige of the second one foreign. eight. The decline and fall of the Specto-Situationist critique. nine. The origins of Fluxus and the circulation in its 'heroic' interval. 10. the increase of the depoliticized Fluxus aesthetic. eleven. Gustav Metzger and Auto-Destructive artwork. 12. Dutch Provos, Kommune 1, Motherfuckers, Yippies and White Panthers. thirteen. Mail artwork. 14. past Mail artwork. 15. Punk. sixteen. Neoism. 17. classification conflict. end. Afterword. chosen Bibliography. advent to the Polish variation. advent to the Italian variation. advent to the Lithuanian version. Palingenesis of the Avant-Garde (included in translated variations of book). This booklet used to be first released by way of Aporia Press and Unpopular Books of London in 1988, and hence reissued by means of AK Press (Stirling) in 1991. AK Press variation ISBN: 1 873176309 is at present to be had. Please notice the united kingdom AK variation is the English language model authorized by way of the writer; an overpriced and bad caliber pod model was once issued by way of AK US with no Stewart Home's wisdom, and while he stumbled on approximately approximately it years after it used to be issued and complained, AK US agreed to withdraw it (but could or won't have performed so). From the again hide of the AK version (lifted from the press). "A basic account of the vanguards that Surrealism: Letrisme, fluxus, Neoism and others much more vague" Village Voice. "Home's booklet is the 1st that i do know of to chart this actual 'tradition' and to regard it heavily. it's a fit corrective to the overly aestheticised view of twentieth century avant-gorde artwork that now prevails. " urban Limits. "Much of the data is taken from imprecise resources and the e-book is key studying for somebody drawn to the topic. It demystifies the political and creative practices of rivals to the dominant tradition and serves as a simple reference for a box mostly undocumented in English. it's also engagingly sincere, unpretentious, wondering and fast in its effect" Artists e-newsletter. "Reflecting the uncategorisable element of artwork that hurls itself into visionary politics, the ebook will interact political scientists, functionality artists and activists" artwork and textual content. "Apocalyptic within the literal experience of the notice: an uncovering, revelation, a imaginative and prescient" New Statesman. "A concise creation to an entire mess of troublemakers during the ages... good written, incisive and vibrant" NME. "Informative and provocative" artwork discussion board. entrance conceal picture of Shaun Caton on second united kingdom version (AK Press) by means of John Parker. entrance hide of 1st united kingdom variation indicates Asger Jorn at paintings within the Experimental Laboratory. "Our programme is a cultural revolution via a complete attack on tradition, which uses each instrument, each power and each media we will be able to get our collective palms on... our tradition, our paintings, the tune, newspapers, books, posters, our garments, our houses, the best way we stroll and speak, the way in which our hair grows, the way in which we smoke dope and fuck and devour and sleep - it is all one message - and the message is FREEDOM.

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