30.4.09

re-cover nr.60

La Société du Spectacle - Guy Debord

This photo was taken in Barcelona, in front of MACBA, in 2005.
Guy Debord was a French philosopher, writer, filmmaker, and founding member of the groups Lettrist International and Situationist International (SI).La Société du Spectacle ( The Society of the Spectacle, English translation) was first published in French in 1967.


La Société du Spectacle is also the name of a film made by Guy Debord in 1973, based on his book.

"In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation."

"Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs."

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