Le Jardin d’Albisola [1974]

JORN, Asger [Debord, Guy]. Le Jardin d’Albisola. Torino, Edizioni d’Arte Fratelli Pozzo, n.d. [1974]. n.p. [44 p.]; 28 x 30 cm.; illustrated wrappers, housed inside a slipcase.

“This book is a chiefly photographic guide to Jorn’s garden sculpture and decoration at Albisola” (Ford 115). “This book is a chiefly photographic guide to Jorn’s garden sculpture and decoration at Albisola” (Ford 115). Preface in French by Italian art publisher Ezio Gribaudo, dated April 4, 1973. Text in Italian by Italian art critic Alberico Sala. Postface (“De l’architecture sauvage”) by Guy Debord, dated September 1972.

In his short (3-page) but powerful text, Debord praises Jorn for his contributions to the Situationist International, both intellectual (“nobody contributed as much as Jorn did to the origin of this adventure: he found people throughout Europe, he came up with so many ideas…”) and material (“even in the most cheerful poverty he often found the means to pay off the most urgent debts that we had accumulated at the printers”) . Jorn is also recognized for his ability to translate Situationist concepts into art and architecture (“And in this Italian dwelling complex, Jorn once again lends a hand and responds to even the concrete question of our appropriation of space, demonstrating that everyone could undertake to reconstruct around themselves the earth, which badly needs it”)

The English translation of Debord’s text can be found here (https://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline/postsi/wild.html) while the French original can be found here (https://debord-encore.blogspot.com/2010/09/de-larchitecture-sauvage.html)



Hanegal. Gallisk poesialbum 1941-61 [1961]

NASH, Jorgen; MARTIN, J.V. Hanegal. Gallisk poesiealbum 1941-61. Paris: Internationale Situationniste, June 1961. n.p. [72 p.]; 21 x 27 cm.; publisher’s yellow printed boards with front drawing in black by Katarina Nash. Grey protecting cards. Hand-painted black slipcase with title stenciled in white (“Hanegal”) wrapped in distinctive chicken wire – a reference to the Gallic rooster pictured on the front wrapper. Signed by both authors on front endpaper. One of 750 copies; our #554. Loosely inserted is a single page, 21 x 29.7 cm review slip

Spectacular artist book that features Gallic-inspired poetry by Jorgen Nash (in Danish) and twenty full-page lithograph illustrations by J.V. Martin. Nash and Martin were both members of the Internationale Situationniste until the “Nashist” scission of 1962.




Fragment d’un questionnaire social

[VANEIGEM, Raoul]. [Fragment d’un questionnaire social].n.p.: n.p., n.d. 2 p.; 21 x 27 cm.; black ink on cream stock

Except from a never-published “social questionnaire” by Raoul Vaneigem. It was supposed to include 60 statements, but only 31 were written (or preserved?). Statements – to which respondents were to respond by ++ (strongly agree), + (agree), o (neither agree nor disagree), – (disagree), — (strongly disagree) – include: (3) War is inherent to human nature; (18) The death penalty is barbaric and ought to be abolished; (31) The concept of God is a a product of the human mind

It is not entirely clear how the answers were to be used….


Traité de Savoir-Vivre à l’Usage des Jeunes Générations – The New York Public Library acknowledges with thanks and appreciation…[1968]

VANEIGEM, Raoul. [Traité de Savoir-Vivre à l’Usage des Jeunes Générations] The New York Public Library acknowledges with thanks and appreciation…New York: NYPL, 12 March 1968. 1 p.; 15 x 13 cm.; black ink on white stock.

Receipt notice from the New York Public Library that thanks Raoul Vaneigem for sending a copy of his book.  Signed by the Director of the NYPL.


Raoul Vaneigem – Original photograph [1960]

[VANEIGEM, Raoul] [Original Photograph]1 p.; 24 x 18 cm.; black & white photograph on Agfa photo stock

Black and white photograph of young, smiling, 26-year old Raoul Vaneigem from late 1960. A few months before the photograph had taken, Vaneigem had written a letter to Henri Lefebvre, who put him in touch with Guy Debord the following year. He joined the Situationist International in 1961.

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Maurice Wyckaert [1960]

[Wyckaert, Maurice]. Maurice WyckaertEssen: Galerie Van de Loo, October 1960. 1 p.; ill.; 42 x 24 cm. (folded); black and red ink on thick white stock.

Invitation to the opening of the Maurice Wyckaert exhibition at the Galerie Van de Loo in Essen on 20 October 1960, as well as to the conference held by architect (and Situationist member) Attila Kotanyi on the same day. Text in german.

Wyckaert is best known for having been chosen to read the Declaration in the Name of the Fourth SI Conference to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts on 28 September 1960. “Wyckaert was also the founder of Flemish literary magazine Kunst Meridiaan, which ran from 1951 to 1960. In 1955 De Meridiaan founded Galerie Taptoe, an artistic centrum, exhibition room and literary café in Brussels” (Wikipedia).

Often viewed as a relatively “minor” figure in the SI, Wyckaert’s works and contributions were brought to light in Gérard Berréby & Danielle Orhan (éds), L’Œuvre peint (1947-1996). Paris: Allia, 2012.

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Les Bandits sexuels contre le schowbiznes, avec Guy Debord, Raoul Vaneigem, René Vienet [1997]

[PYON, Jacques] Les Bandits sexuels contre le schowbiznes, avec Guy Debord, Raoul Vaneigem, René Vienet[Liancourt]: CBO, n.d. [1997].  n.p. [10 p.]; ill.; 13 x 46 cm.; serigraphic print.

Graphzine by the famed artist Pyon showcasing the adventures of Situationists Guy Debord, Raoul Vaneigem and Rene Vienet. We are showing the entire book below.
Edition of 120 numbered copies (our #81).

We locate a single OCLC copy at the BNF.

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Bulletin critique des publications préhistoriques Volume VIII – Numéro 1 – 1966 [1966]

[Internationale Situationniste] Bulletin critique des publications préhistoriques Volume VIII – Numéro 1 – 1966 [wrappers]. Internationale Situationniste – Revue de la Section Francaise de l’I.S., Numero 10 [title page]. Paris: Internationale Situationniste, March 1966. 83 p.; 24.5 x 16 cm; white wrappers with text in black.

Tenth issue of Internationale Situationniste. This was one of only two issues (the other being no.10) to have some copies bound in plain wrappers instead of the typical glossy, SI-branded wrappers.

Shall we read into this substitution a clever form of detournement? Was this a way for the S.I. to mock its own “flashy” wrappers? Evidence points to a much more pragmatic reasons: such precautions were taken to facilitate clandestine distribution in countries where the S.I.’s subversive political writings may have elicited an undue amount of interest from the authorities. Specifically, the articles “Adresse aux revolutionnaires  d’Algerie et de tous les pays” and “les luttes de classes en Algerie” would likely have proven problematic in Algeria

We do not locate any copies on OCLC.

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