Alex Law introduces Henri Lefebvre

Monday, 3 November 2008

Alex Law, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Abertay, introduces the ideas of the French sociologist Henri Lefebvre (1901 – 1991) which have significantly influenced many artists including COBRA, the Situationists and Martha Rosler. ‘Somebody stuffed a paperback copy of Lefebvre’s ‘Everyday Life in the Modern World’ into my hand in the early 70s, and it burnt a hole in my life. I hated it! And it was one of those paradigm shifts. Oh this is awful, this is totally right!’’ - Martha Rosler in an interview with Stephen Wright.