Item #6894 The Decline and Fall of the “Spectacular” Commodity-Economy. Situationist International.

The Decline and Fall of the “Spectacular” Commodity-Economy

Paris: Internationale Situationniste, 1965. [First edition]. Offset. Saddle-stapled. [8 pp]. 6 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Toning from age, mild discoloration on front and back covers, small chip on upper right edge of back cover (~1/4 in.), 1 inch tear at top and 1/2 inch tear at bottom of centerfold spine, slight crease on top corner of all pages; else very good. Item #6894

Situationists’ statement on the 1965 Watts Uprising in Los Angeles issued as a supplement to Internationale Situationniste no. 10, translated into English by Donald Nicholson-Smith.

Originally published in French as “Le déclin et la chute de l’économie spectaculaire-marchande,” this text was immediately translated into English and circulated throughout England and the United States in December 1965. The unsigned tract is often attributed to Guy Debord. Its title evokes Edward Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

A rare first edition of this important text.

Price: $250.00