The Manual of Modern Pataphysics, Vol. 1 , In the Footsteps of Herbert Ottrax.


Author: D.W.C. Christe MA & H.H.P.M. Ritzen
Year: 2021
ISBN: 9789464371369
Softcover, otabnd, 372 pages, English, 170 x224 cm
Condition: NEW
The Manual of Modern Pataphysics systematically interprets and explains the philosophy of about a forgotten art movement - pataphysics. This art movement was the first to use humor and absurdism and was at the origin of artistic trends such as Dada, Fluxus and Pop Art. The desire for freedom and questioning rules in general are the starting points of this movement.

D.W.C. Christe MA & H.H.P.M. Ritzen make convincingly clear why a distinction between classical pataphysics and Modern pataphysics is relevant. Especially today.

This is not done in an art-historical way, but by 'showing it' and giving methods/exercises that are directly applicable in daily practice.

What can already be regarded as the standard work on this subject is a unique combination of an artist's book, a management book, a study book and a philosophical book with important life lessons.

With contributions of:
  1. Arie van Vliet
  2. Barry de Bruin
  3. Dawn Oxenaar Barrett
  4. Dingeman Kuilman
  5. Geert Setola
  6. Ruud van Empel
  7. Stefan Ruitenbeek (KIRAC)
  8. Susanne Helmer

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