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About the author:
Alfred de Grazia was born in 1919 in Chicago. PhD University of Chicago. He fought in six campaigns in WWII. He taught political science at U. of Minnesota, Brown U., Stanford U., and NYU, and as a guest lecturer in many university in the United States and abroad. He published over twenty books in the field of political science. He created the field of Quantavolution and authored eleven books in the field of catastrophism and ancient history. He created the magazine "The American Behavioral Scientist" and was a pioneer in computerized information retrieval in the social sciences, creating the "Universal Reference System" in the 1960s. His 2-million-visitors/y website "" is another pioneering effort in the field of personal archives. He also wrote poetry, plays and autobiographical works, as well as a three volume History of the United States: "America's History Retold."

What is to be Done with our World?

40 Stases and Theses

Authored by Alfred de Grazia
Illustrated by Licia Filingeri
Edition: 2

The "Forty Stases and Theses," stating forty major obstacles to the welfare of our world and of humanity, and proposing forty solutions, first appeared in Alfred de Grazia's "Kalos - What Is To Be Done With Our World?" published in Bombay, India, in 1971. Licia Filingeri, an Italian artist and psychoanalyst from Genoa, belonging to the "Arte Povera" movement, created forty works in acrilyc on paper, each dedicated to one of the obstacles and to the way of resolving it. Her work was finished in Terrile, in Liguria, in 1995, with Alfred de Grazia adding the text of the "Forty Stases and Theses" in his own handwriting. The series was first exhibited at the Horace Mann School, in the Bronx, in New York City. It was also exhibited at the Q-Gallery in Naxos, Greece. Each stasis identifies a trouble or a problem, each thesis offers a solution in the area of the problem. Each painting pairs the stasis with its corresponding thesis, artistically striving for the betterment of the world condition.

Publication Date:
1603770836 / 9781603770835
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Art / Art & Politics

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