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INVENTORY OF INTERNATIONAL SITUATIONNISTE EPHEMERA, 1947-1975
980047  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Bibliography

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Internationale Situationniste ephemera
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1975
    Collection number: 980047
    Creator: Internationale situationniste
    Extent: 59 items
    Repository: Getty Research Institute
    Research Library
    Special Collections and Visual Resources
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
    Abstract: A collection of assembled printed manifestoes, tracts, exhibition catalogs, and posters created by members of Internationale Situationniste (I.S.). The founding of this politically charged artistic and literary movement can be traced through the small amount of ephemera by the Internationale Lettriste and Bauhaus Imaginiste groups, precursors to I.S.
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    Language: Collection material in French

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Internationale Situationniste ephemera, 1947-1975, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 980047.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1998.

    Processing History

    This artificial collection was created from materials acquired from two separate sources. Both collections were primarily composed of books initially accessioned by the library. The remaining ephemera was transferred to Special Collections. Lynda Bunting organized the ephemera and wrote the box list.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    A politically charged artistic and literary movement active from 1957-1972 with roots in Internationale lettriste and Mouvement international pour un Bauhaus imaginiste. Internationale situationniste members include Enrico Baj, Asger Jorn and Guy Debord, among others.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    An artificial collection of printed manifestoes, tracts, exhibition catalogs and posters created by members of Internationale situationniste (I.S.), including Enrico Baj, Asger Jorn and Guy Debord. The founding of this politically charged artistic and literary movement can be traced in the small amount of ephemera by the Internationale lettriste and Mouvement international pour un Bauhaus imaginiste groups, both precursors to I.S. A number of documents by Spur, a German faction of I.S., record the internal tensions within I.S. that would eventually disintegrate the movement.

    Arrangement

    The archive is arranged in chronological order.

    Bibliography

    Berreby, Gérard. Documents relatifs à la fondation de l'International situationniste. Paris: Allia, 1985.
    Ohrt, Roberto. Phantom Avantgarde: eine Geschichte der Situationistischen Internationale und der modernen Kunst. Hamburg: Nautilus, 1990.
    Raspaud, Jean Jacques. L'Internationale situationniste; chronologie, bibliographie, protagonistes (avec un index des noms insultés. Paris: Champ libre, 1972.
    Viénet, René. Enragés et situationnistes dans le mouvement des occupations. Paris: Gallimard, 1968.