The Society of the Spectacle

Author(s): Guy Debord

Philosophy

For the first time, Guy Debord's pivotal work Society of the Spectacle appears in a definitive and authoritative English translation.

Severe staining to some pages. A reading copy only.


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"In all that has happened in the last twenty years, the most important change lies in the very continuity of the spectacle. Quite simply, the spectacle"s domination has succeeded in raising a whole generation moulded to its laws. The extraordinary new conditions in which this entire generation has lived constitute a comprehensive summary of all that, henceforth, the spectacle will forbid; and also all that it will permit." -- Guy Debord (1988)

"In all that has happened in the last twenty years, the most important change lies in the very continuity of the spectacle. Quite simply, the spectacle's domination has succeeded in raising a whole generation moulded to its laws. The extraordinary new conditions in which this entire generation has lived constitute a comprehensive summary of all that, henceforth, the spectacle will forbid; and also all that it will permit." --Guy Debord (1988)

Writer, filmmaker, and cultural revolutionary, Guy Debord (1931--1994) was a founding member of the Lettrist International and Situationist International groups. His films and books, including Society of the Spectacle (1967), were major catalysts for philosophical and political changes in the twentieth century, and helped trigger the May 1968 rebellion in France.

General Fields

  • : 9780942299793
  • : Zone Books
  • : Zone Books
  • : September 1995
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Guy Debord
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : fair
  • : 154