Wreckers of Civilisation


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Ford’s engaging and detailed book tells the story of two interconnected groups: the performance art group COUM Transmissions (1969-1979), and the music group Throbbing Gristle (1975-1981). COUM shocked art audiences with their public nudity and often masochistic art actions. Throbbing Gristle stunned music audiences with their sonic terrorism and explicit lyrics. This lavishly illustrated book documents both groups work, and places it in the context of avant-gardism and the sexual politics of the time.

Black Dog Publishing, London, 2001, 256 pages, black and white images throughout, 23cm x 17cm.
ISBN 978-1901033601

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Weight 929.0 kg