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Une autre ville pour une autre vie

1959

Une autre ville pour une autre vie (Another City for Another Life) in Internationale Situationniste, nº 3, December 1959 p. 37-41. Republished in Internationale Situationniste 1958-1969, Amsterdam, van Gennep, 1970 and in internationale situationniste 1958-69, Paris, Éditions Champ Libre, 1975.

Z.T.

1959

Z.T. in Forum XIV, nº 6, August 1959, p. 177.

La déclaration d’Amsterdam

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.

Ons streven ligt in de leefsfeer

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.

Text for tape recording for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

1958

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

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.

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Demain la poésie logera la vie

1956

Demain la poésie logera la vie (Tomorrow Life Resides in Poetry), lecture dated Paris, 19 August 1956, written as a lecture to be given at the Primo congresso mondiale degli artisti liberi (First World Congress of Free Artists), organized by Asger Jorn and Pinot Gallizio for Mouvement Internationale pour un Bauhaus Imaginiste contre un Bauhaus Imaginaire (M.I.B.I.), held in Alba (I), 2-8 September 1956.
Dutch title: In poezië zullen wij huizen.
The typed manuscript is in the Constant archive at the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD).

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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This hitherto unpublished text by Constant probably dates from 1956.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.

Kunst en leefruimte

1955

This text has its origin in a declaration of principles for the journal Art et Habitat, which Constant and Stephen Gilbert intended to devote to the ‘synthesis of the arts’ (1953). The journal was never published, however, and Constant revised and developed the text in 1955

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