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The flourishing of bursts of energy dies beyond us.
All delirium is expansive.
All impulses escape stereotyping.
--Manifesto of letterist poetry (1942) - Isidore Isou 1942
Lettrism (also spelled Letterism) was an artistic style pursuing the hyper-minimalist refinement of art to its simplest and purest form. In Lettrist terminology this was just one form of hypergraphics or super-writing - ie the chisselling the form of writing to a or the point at which it can begin to be amplified once again. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lettrist [Mar 2006]
For more on the life of Isou and Lettrism, Situationism, etc..., see Lipstick Traces, a Secret History of 20th Century (1989).
Isidore Isou (born as Ioan-Isidor Goldstein, 1928, in Boto?ani, Romania) is a poet, film critic, visual artist and founder of Lettrisme. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isidore Isou [Mar 2006]
See also: film criticism
Traité de bave et d'éternité de Isidore Isou (1994) - Frédérique Devaux
Traité de bave et d'éternité de Isidore Isou (1994) - Frédérique Devaux [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
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