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Author: DUYN, ROEL VAN Title: Het Beste uit Provo. Een loemlezing uit alle verschenen nummers van het tijdschrift Provo. Een woord vooraf en tevens LAATSTE WAARSCHUWING. [Eerste druk; First edition].
Description: Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, 1967. Tall narrow large 8°. (30x11cm.). Original printed limp wrappers, designed by Karel Beunis. 257pp. Monochrome illustrations of which many cartoons, 21 small monochrome portraits on lower outer cover with reference numberes to text. Dutch language anthology of most striking contributions published in all issues of PROVO magazine compiled and introduced by Roel van Duyn: a philosophy student at the University of Amsterdam, who saw the potential in the term, which he explored thoroughly in issue 1 of Provo magazine 12 July 1965. ROVO: The Provo Movement (1965-1972) was directed by a playful Anarchist group which combined non-violence and absurd humor to create social changes. The name Provo was coined by Dutch sociologist Buikhuizen to describe in a condescending way, post-war disaffected dutch teens who spent their time provoking the authorities. The Theatrical street happenings organized by the Provos attracted huge crowds and often resulted in over-reaction by the Police. The group found great symphaty among the Amsterdammers and at one point obtained five seats on the City Council. Its ideas influenced urban planning, social housing and cultural life in general. It campaigned against marijhuana prohibition, air pollution from urban traffic congestion, and the tobacco industry and it created numerous anti-royal events and literature.
Keywords: provo anarchism history anthology bloemlezing provo provocation culture heritage legacy dutch bloemlezing magazine
Price: EUR 85.00 = appr. US$ 92.38 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 51160