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An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord's 'The Society of the Spectacle'

From Hyperallergic: An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’

Guy Debord’s (1931–1994) best-known work, La société du spectacle (The Society of the Spectacle) (1967), is a polemical and prescient indictment of our image-saturated consumer culture. The book examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the everyday manifestation of capitalist-driven phenomena; advertising, television, film, and celebrity.