on 8 September 2011
Beautifully illustrated, including many full-page prints. Many of these prints - which are by turns witty, pretty and acerbically radical - cannot be found elsewhere, as the collective took the decision not to commodify their artwork by selling it off for student common rooms. Also includes concise but fascinating essays on the history of 1968 and the collective, some of its works, its politics, and its philosophy of art.
Dimensions- and quality-wise, it is a real coffee-table art book - apologies if this is a bit too bourgeois for the authors! - and looks more expensive than its reasonable price.
On a side note, however: the cover is easily dented and seems to have suffered in one corner during warehousing. Take care of it.
on 2 January 2013
Although the book's packaging wasn't damaged, the book itself had a fairly large hole in the front cover - which was inconvenient, seeing as it was a Christmas gift. The replacement arrived in one piece, and the book itself is really lovely, but I was shocked that a product could get shipped out in such poor condition.