Gustav Metzger. Damaged nature, autodestructive art

This book articulates pioneer artist and thinker Gustav Metzger’s philosophy of auto-destructive art. Born in Nurnberg in 1926, Metzger came to Britain in 1939 as a Polish citizen. Deeply involved in the anti-nuclear campaign, Metzger has for over thirty years felt the necessity of addressing those issues which most threaten both nature and human species. The book includes the transcript of Metzger’s seminal lecture “Auto Deconstructive Art” first given at The Architectural Association, London and his important essay “Damaged Nature”, as well as an essay by scholar Andrew Wilson, a chronology of Metzger’s life by independent curator and archives consultant Clive Phillpot and a complete bibliography.

Text: Metzger Gustav. cm 14,5×21; pp. 112; 10 BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: Coracle Press, London, 1996.

ISBN: 9780906630051| 0906630053

ID: AM-1479

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This book articulates pioneer artist and thinker Gustav Metzger’s philosophy of auto-destructive art. Born in Nurnberg in 1926, Metzger came to Britain in 1939 as a Polish citizen. Deeply involved in the anti-nuclear campaign, Metzger has for over thirty years felt the necessity of addressing those issues which most threaten both nature and human species. The book includes the transcript of Metzger’s seminal lecture “Auto Deconstructive Art” first given at The Architectural Association, London and his important essay “Damaged Nature”, as well as an essay by scholar Andrew Wilson, a chronology of Metzger’s life by independent curator and archives consultant Clive Phillpot and a complete bibliography.

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