The Manual of Modern Pataphysics, Vol. 1 is 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.
Both authors, Dienand Christe & Henri 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
- 372 pages
- 170 x 224 mm
- 1/3 Texts, 2/3 Full Colour Images
- High Quality print
- Soft Cover
The book as we have made it requires a
significant financial investment. Thanks to an investor who recognised the importance of this, we were able to make and offer this for a small price.
For the next part (Volume 2) we need your help to cover the costs. Costs such as the printer, the designer, the translator, the contributors, not to mention the many hours it takes to write articles and create illustrations.
We aim for a comparable amount of
€ 43,000 for which we have been able to realise this first book and to offer it for a reasonable price. With such an amount you enable us to make a comparable book.
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