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The Art of Destruction: The Films of the Vienna Action Group (Persistence of Vision)
The work of the Vienna Action Group inspires both visual artists in every medium and also dissidents in opposition to the banalisation and de-sexualisation of modern life. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the work of the group in performance and film.
Paperback, 148 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by Creation Books
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Reads like an art history textbook. This was a very hard read and the author writes as though he is trying to attain a word count for a professor, with long drawnout descriptions of the Action Groups exploits and long winded thoughts and observations about them. Every so often you get a morsel of good stuff and then it is back to the dry recounting of who and why, even if it has already been explained.