Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs: The Art of William S. Burroughs

Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs: The Art of William S. Burroughs
Library Shelf Location 18.BURR
Publication Date 2012
Description William S. Burroughs, an icon of the American Beat Generation, admired as a revolutionary and homosexual intellectual, and criticised for his enthusiasm for firearms, established a new form of writing: the cut-up method. Text fragments are intuitively strung together to form open associative narrative structures in order to expand the boundaries of language and describe human consciousness. Assembling Burroughs’s legendary shotgun paintings and cut-ups in such different media as text-image collages, photo montages, and tape experiments, the publication highlights the crossover character of his oeuvre, which has influenced wide areas of pop culture, music, and techniques of digital sampling. Included are the interviews: Colin Fallows with Barry Miles, Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso with William S. Burroughs, Lee Ranaldo with William S. Burroughs.
ISBN 9783869843155
Quantity 2
Pages 176
Editor Colin Fallows
Format Hardback
Publisher Verlag fur Moderne Kunst Nurnberg
Related Artist William S Burroughs
Categories Painting, Collage, Text Art
Artist's Nationality American (USA)
Language English

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