World-Changing Rage (Special Edition)
Baselitz and Kluge explore the dynamism of rage and its potential to rapidly grow and erupt into blazing protests, revolution and war. They also reflect the melancholy archetype of the Western hero (and his deconstruction) against the very different heroic ethos of the Japanese antipodes. More powerful than rage, they argue, is wit, as displayed in the work of Japanese master painter Katsushika Hokusai. A unique collaboration between two of the world's leading intellectuals, World-Changing Rage will leave every reader with a deeper appreciation of the human condition.
This is a limited-edition boxed set of 20.
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Each of the 20 boxes has been handmade in Calcutta, India, and the enclosed books bound in handspun cotton which has undergone the Japanese manual resist-dyeing process known as Shibori.
Each set also contains a diptych by Georg Baselitz, titled Hokusai and an Eagle (2019, archival pigment print of Somerset velvet paper, 250 gsm, 100 percent cotton, 17.8 x 13.5 cm) and a page from Alexander Kluge's handwritten manuscript.
‘Kluge’s search for the maelstroms and fixed points of the world spirit, for drunken elephants and the seven forces of buoyancy, is exhilarating, interesting, philosophical—a vade mecum to be read several times over.’ —Münchner Feuilleton
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