Synopses & Reviews
This anthology comprises 3 pamphletsandmdash;The Poverty of Student Life; Totality for Kids; and The Decline and Fall of the Spectacular Commodity Economy plus eyewitness accounts of the Paris May '68 events. Much of the Situationist creed was produced in pamphlet form and these 3 were crucial in creating the Situationist legend. They provide both an introduction to the ideas of the Situs and a provocatively seductive invitation to a life of freedom and revolt which prefigues many of the themes of today's mass protestors. Illustrated throughout with photos of the May '68 events and the graffiti that played such a famous role. The 7"X7" size replicates size of the Parisian cobblestones used by the protestors.
There's a new generation in the streets throwing bricks.
Cultural Writing. Text collected by Dark Star. This anthology brings together the three most widely translated, distributed and influential pamphlets of the Situationist International available in the sixties, along with an eyewitness account of the May Events published in June 1968. BENEATH THE PAVING STONES: SITUATIONISTS AND THE BEACH in addition includes numerous documents, photographs, poster art and graffiti originating from Paris in 1968; it offers the reader not only a concise introduction to the ideas of the Situationists but also an insight into what Situationist material was readily available in the late sixties.