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The Art Of Destruction: The Films Of The Vienna Action Group (Persistence of Vision) (Volume 5) Paperback – March 15, 2004


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  • Series: Persistence of Vision (Book 5)
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Creation Books; annotated edition edition (March 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840680970
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840680973
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #785,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stephen Barber is a noted cultural historian and the leading authority on Antonin Artaud. He is the author of many acclaimed books, including: Burning World, the best-selling biography of Edmund White; Tokyo Vertigo; the wide-selling Caligula: Divine Carnage; and Artaud: Blows And Bombs, the definitive biography.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By gam on January 3, 2008
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The Viena Action Group, as the title states, was a group of artist with a provocative counter-cultural art expression: social refusal, sexual upheaval and perverse cruelty, inspired in some way by Antonin Artaud. This book gives great info on the Viena Action Group and Focuses more on the films. This group was formed in the 60's by:

-Otto Muehl
-Hermann Nitsch
-Gunter Brus
-Rudolph Schwarzkogler

Filmmakers:
-Kurt Kren
-Ernst Schmidt Jr.

The book review all of these artist's and their work, includes an extense filmography.
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