The Resource The situationist city, Simon Sadler

The situationist city, Simon Sadler

Label
The situationist city
Title
The situationist city
Statement of responsibility
Simon Sadler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From 1957 to 1972 the artistic and political movement known as the Situationist International (SI) worked aggressively to subvert the conservative ideology of the Western world. The movement's broadside attack on "establishment" institutions and values left its mark upon the libertarian left, the counterculture, the revolutionary events of 1968, and more recent phenomena from punk to postmodernism. But over time it tended to obscure situationism's own founding principles. In this book, Simon Sadler investigates the artistic, architectural, and cultural theories that were once the foundations of situationist thought, particularly as they applied to the form of the modern city
  • According to the situationists, the benign professionalism of architecture and design had led to a sterilization of the world that threatened to wipe out any sense of spontaneity or playfulness. The situationists hankered after the "pioneer spirit" of the modernist period, when new ideas, such as those of Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche, still felt fresh and vital. By the late fifties, movements such as British and American pop art and French nouveau realisme had become intensely interested in everyday life, space, and mass culture. The SI aimed to convert this interest into a revolution at the level of the city itself
  • Simon Sadler searches for the situationist city among the detritus of tracts, manifestos, and works of art that the SI left behind. The book is divided into three parts. The first, "The Naked City," outlines the situationist critique of the urban environment as it then existed. The second, "Formulary for a New Urbanism," examines situationist principles for the city and for city living. The third, "A New Babylon," describes actual designs proposed for a situationist city
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sadler, Simon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2500
LC item number
.S124 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internationale situationniste
  • Internationale situationniste
  • Situationistische Internationale
  • Situationistische Internationale
  • Architecture
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Stedenbouw
  • Situationisme
  • Architecture
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Stadtgestaltung
  • Architektur
  • Städtebau
  • Europe
Label
The situationist city, Simon Sadler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9780262193924
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97031783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37675674
  • (OCoLC)ocm37675674
Label
The situationist city, Simon Sadler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9780262193924
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97031783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37675674
  • (OCoLC)ocm37675674

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