La Société du Spectacle.
La Société du Spectacle.

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La Société du Spectacle.

Paris: Editions Buchet-Chastel, 1967. First edition. 8vo. Printed wrps., 176pp. Photo-portrait of the author to lower wrapper. Charles Radcliffe's copy, with his pencilled ownership name to front free endpaper. Debord's most important work, published six months before the May 1968 revolt it helped trigger. It contains the major exposition of his notion of the Spectacle and his critique of contemporary consumer culture: "Understood in its totality, the spectacle is both the outcome and the goal of the dominant mode of production…it is the very heart of society's real unreality. In all its specific manifestations - news or propaganda, advertising or the actual consumption of entertainment - the spectacle epitomises the prevailing model of social life". Wrappers foxed, o/w Very Good.

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