1st Edition

The Most Radical Gesture
The Situationist International in a Postmodern Age





ISBN 9780415062220
Published February 21, 2002 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

This book is the first major study of the Situationist International. Tracing the history, ideas and influences of this radical and inspiring movement from dada to postmodernism, it argues that situationist ideas of art, revolution, everyday life and the spectacle continue to inform a variety of the most urgent poltical events, cultural movements, and theoretical debates of our times.

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`Plant's book is a timely and important interrogation of the relationshiop between situationism and postmodernism, ...' - Modern & Contemporary France

`An analysis of Situationism is long overdue, and Sadie Plant's rigorous account finally gives it credit for its enormous contribution to postwar theory and revolutionary politics.' - New Statesman and Society

`This is the first accessible study of the situationists, one of the 20th century's more arcane and avante-garde political groups.' - Sunday Times