Andrew Hussey is the author of ‘The Game of War: The Life and Death of Guy Debord’ and ‘Paris: The Secret History’. His biography of Isidore Isou will be published by Reaktion in 2021.

Still from ‘Traité de bave et d’éternité’ (On Venom and Eternity; 1951), featuring Isidore Isou.

The second coming of Isidore Isou

The founder of Lettrism wasn’t the only avant-garde artist with a god complex, but he may have been the most messianic

12 Jul 2021