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Beat generation | Exhibition Catalogue
Beat generation | Exhibition Catalogue

Beat generation | Exhibition Catalogue

9782844267337 €44.90


Finally an illustrated reference book on a movement of decisive influence on contemporary art.
Movement of literary and artistic inspiration born in the United States in the 1950s, at the initiative of William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation has profoundly influenced contemporary creation.

The Beat generation catalogue received a special mention from the CatalPa award 2016


This extraordinary volume cover eighteen bustling years, in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mexico, Tangier and Paris. The book particularly emphasizes the journey to Paris of the main writers of the Beat Generation, an essential step in their career. The several documents reproduced (photos, manuscripts, album covers, drawings and paintings ...) witness the creative euphoria of the group members, as well as the multidisciplinary nature of the movement (visual arts, literature, jazz, sound poetry ...).

Under the direction of Philippe-Alain Michaud, the volume offers different essays by the greatest experts on the subject. A dozen of unpublished interviews with the protagonists of the movement, as well as excerpts of texts and poems (Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, William Burroughs, in particular) enrich the catalog.


Binding : Hardcover
French edition

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23 x 30.5 cm
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