Spectacle of Disintegration: Situationist Passages out of the 20th Century

Spectacle of Disintegration: Situationist Passages out of the 20th Century

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Author/Editor: McKenzie Wark
Publisher: Verso.
Date: 2013
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: USED - Like New. An excellent, unmarked copy with tight binding and no obvious signs of wear. May have remainder mark.

Following his acclaimed history of the Situationist International up until the late sixties, The Beach Beneath the Street, McKenzie Wark returns with a companion volume which puts the late work of the Situationists in a broader and deeper context, charting their contemporary relevance and their deep critique of modernity. Wark builds on their work to map the historical stages of the society of the spectacle, from the diffuse to the integrated to what he calls the disintegrating spectacle. The Spectacle of Disintegration takes the reader through the critique of political aesthetics of former Situationist T.J. Clark, the Fourierist utopia of Raoul Vaneigem, René Vienet's earthy situationist cinema, Gianfranco Sangunetti's pranking of the Italian ruling class, Alice-Becker Hos account of the anonymous language of the Romany, Guy Debord's late films and his surprising work as a game designer.