Letterist International

Letterist International

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Letterist International (LI) was a Paris-based collective of radical artists and theorists between 1952 and 1957. It was created by Guy Debord as a schism from Isidore Isou's Letterist group. Letterist International had almost no ideas in common with Isou's Lettrism, of which used the name only ironically;[citation needed] instead, it was more a draft version of the Situationist International, [citation needed] of which anticipated many of the core ideas. The spelling 'Lettrist' is also common in English, but 'Letterist' was the form the French group (Internationale Lettriste) themselves preferred, and used in their 1955 sticker: 'If you believe you have genius, or if you think you have only a brilliant intelligence, write the letterist internationale.' With regard to that second word, however, most scholars prefer 'International' to 'Internationale'. Such authors and translators as Donald Nicholson-Smith, Simon Ford, Sadie Plant and Andrew Hussey all agree on the 'Letterist International' spelling.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136673649
  • 9786136673646