Van samenwerking naar absolute eenheid van de plastische kunsten
Text by Constant
This text appeared in Forum in 1955 and is part of a widespread debate during the 1950s. In this debate about collaboration among architects and visual artists, Constant stakes his position by calling for a radical amalgamation of architecture and other plastic arts. Erasing the boundaries between the various disciplines must lead to an ‘absolute unity of construction, function, form and colour’. This new art, according to Constant, will appeal to the imagination of the masses because it has an immediate function in everyday life.
1998 Translated in English From Collaboration to Absolute Unity Among the Plastic Arts by Robyn de Jong-Dalziel for Mark Wigley's Constant's New Babylon | The Hyper-Architecture of Desire.