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Ons streven ligt in de leefsfeer

1958

This is the most far-reaching of Constant’s writings about urban design as an art form.

Our Ambition Lies in Ambiance

1958

This is the most far-reaching of Constant’s writings about urban design as an art form.

Sur nos moyens et nos perspectives

1958

Sur nos moyens et nos perspectives (On our means and perspectives) in Internationale Situationniste, nº 2, December 1958, p. 23-27. Republished in Internationale Situationniste 1958-1969, Amsterdam, van Gennep, 1970 and in Internationale Situationniste 1958-69, Paris, Éditions Champ Libre, 1975.

Tekst uitgesproken voor het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

1958

In this text Constant reflects on the current state of the arts.

The Amsterdam Declaration

1958

La déclaration d’Amsterdam (The Amsterdam Declaration) in Internationale Situationniste, nº 2, décembre 1958, p. 31-32. Republished in Internationale Situationniste 1958-1969, Amsterdam, van Gennep, 1970 and in Internationale Situationniste 1958-69, Paris, Éditions Champ Libre, 1975.

De eerste tekenen

1957

De eerste tekenen (The first signs) for “Phasen” exhibition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, in Liga Bulletin, June 1957.
Phasen was a group exhibition with Shinkichi Tajiri and Anton Rooskens curated by Willem Sandberg.

Demain la poésie logera la vie

1956

Demain la poésie logera la vie (Tomorrow life will reside in poetry), lecture Alba, August 1956.

Het technicisme

1956

This hitherto unpublished text by Constant probably dates from 1956. Thematically it has a strong affinity with ‘Tomorrow Life Will Reside in Poetry’ from the same year.

In de poëzie zullen wij huizen

1956

‘Demain la poésie logera la vie’, dated Paris, 19 August 1956, written as a lecture to be given at the First World Congress of Free Artists, organized by Mouvement Internationale pour un Bauhaus Imaginiste contre un Bauhaus Imaginaire (M.I.B.I.), held in Alba (I), 2-8 September 1956.
The typed manuscript is in the Constant archive at the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD).

Technicism

1956

‘Le Technicisme’, unpublished text by Constant, July 1956, included in manuscript in the Constant archive at the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD).

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