Jean Baudrillard


Semiotext(e), 1983. Softcover, 159pp., 4.5 x 7 inches 


Baudrillard's bewildering thesis, extending from Ferdinand de Saussure's general theory of general linguistics, is in fact a clinical vision of contemporary consumer societies where signs don't refer anymore to anything except themselves - They all are generated by the matrix. One of the most influential essays of the 20th century, Simulations was put together in 1983 in order to be published as the first little black book of Semiotext(e)'s new Foreign Agents Series.