Bauhaus Situationiste. Drakabygget 1-11. Örkelljunga (Sweden): Bauhaus Situationiste, 1962-1984. 64-98-96-192-192 p.; ill.; 18 x 25 cm. Profusely illustrated covers.

Drakabygget was the organ of the Bauhaus Situationiste  group. Following an internal strife which led to his exclusion (and that of several other members of the Internationale Situationniste, including the entire SPUR  group), Jorgen Nash grew a movement that also came to be known as the Second Situationist International out of Skane, Sweden.  The title of the magazine was directly borrowed from the name of Nash’s farm, which by then had been turned into a kind of artists’ commune. It was subtitled Tidskrift for konst mot atombomber, påvar och politiker (“Magazine for art against atomic bombs, popes and politicians”), with contents just as sulfurous as one may expect. In one of their best-known scandals, Nash with other members of Bauhaus Situationniste allegedly decapitated the statue of the Little Mermaid in the Copenhagen harbor.

Texts in Drakabygget  are primarily written in Swedish, though many have recently been translated (see: Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen and Jakob Jakobsen, “Cosmonauts of the Future: Texts from the Situationist Movement in Scandinavia and Elswhere”, Autonomedia 2015) with some success.

Our copies of issues 6-7-8 and 9-10-11 are both dedication copies, one by Nash and the other by Nash and the other by Zwick and Nash

Full sets are scarce, as issues were published as much as 10+ years apart. About a dozen copies on OCLC, with 5 in North America.

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