136 pp. volume collecting essays and notices by the important figure from both the CoBrA and Situationst International art movements, including "Image et Forme - Contre l'Empirisme Eclectique", "Contre le Fonctionnalisme", and "Forme et Structure sur le Culte du 'Nouveau' dans Notre Siècle", "Structure et Changement sur le Role de l'Intelligence dans la Création Artistique", "Les Situationnistes et l'Automation", and others. Illustrated throughout with drawings and reproductions from photographs. 4to. Original wrpps., some slight yellowing and dust-staining, separation along spine of wrpps. Paris (L'Internationale Situationniste) 1958.
CoBrA (or COBRA) was a short-lived European avant-garde movement which took its name from the first letters of the founding members' home cities: Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam. It was formed in 1948 by Karel Appel, Constant Anton Nieuwenhuys, Christian Dotremont, Joseph Noiret, Corneille Guillaume Beverloo, and Asger Jorn, and disbanded a few short years later, in 1951. The members of CoBrA shared a passion for freedom of color and form in their artwork, a disdain for Surrealism, and an interest in Marxism.
Jorn was also a founding member of the Situationist International, befriending Guy Debord in 1954 before participating in the conference that led to the creation of the Situationist International movement in 1957. This group, made up of avant-garde artists, intellectuals, and political theorists, was founded upon a criticism of capitalism with roots in anti-authoritarian Marxism. Book ID: 49051