Glamour is Theft: A User's Guide to General Idea 1969-1978 by Philip Monk
8vo. pp. 256. profusely illustrated. boards. [Toronto]: The Art Gallery of York University, .
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ISBN-10: 0921972660 / ISBN-13: 9780921972662
Glamour is Theft harkens back to another revolutionary slogan of the nineteenth-century: "Property is Theft" Could it be, as General Idea wrote in 1975, that "Glamour replaces Marxism as the single revolutionary statement of the twentieth century"?
This book is the first attempt to examine General Idea's "pageantry of camp parody" through the logic of its mythic system. In this system, there is one concept: glamour; one operation: reversibility; one technique: cut-up; one strategy: theft; one tactic: camouflage.