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Debord: from spectacle to simulacrum

Celso Frederico


Debord’s theory about the spectacle was conceived as a critique of the split between image and reality and also as a critique of mediacentrism. Its theoretical roots lie in the experience of aesthetic vanguards, in the theory of reification of G. Lukacs and to the reflections of H. Lefébvre on everyday life. Later, postmodernism appropriated Debord’s legacy to develop, in a different theoretical register, the theory of the simulacrum.


spectacle, image, reification, artistic communication crisis, simulacrum

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v4i1p179-191

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