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    DescriptionThe French radicals at the forefront of the revolts in Paris in 1968 were re-imagining the city as a revolutionary utopia. The Situationist International (SI), led by Guy Debord and central to the Paris uprising in May 1968, published many incendiary texts on politics and art in the journal "Internationale Situationniste". One central theme to their work was rethinking the city: from a site for routine consumption and work to a utopia that breaks down barriers between function and play. In this essential volume, Tom McDonough collects together all of the SI's key essays on urbanism and the city. The book will be strikingly illustrated by images that were core to the SI project. It will include such key texts as "The Theory of Derive", "Formulary for a New Urbanism", and many previously untranslated texts, including those that came out of the Situationists' collaboration with Henri Lefebvre.


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    Title
    The Situationists and the City
    Subtitle
    A Reader
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Tom McDonough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844673643
    ISBN 10: 1844673642
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: PHI001000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: ART015110
    DC22: 307.76, 720.103
    BISAC V2.8: PHI034000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: JBSD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    12 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tom McDonough is Associate Professor of Modern Architecture and Urbanism in the Art History Department at Binghamton University, and an editor of Grey Room. He is the editor of Guy Debord and the Situationist International and the author of The Beautiful Language of My Century.
    Review quote
    "McDonough's new translations of key urbanist texts show that the Situationists were radical, idealistic but above all delightfully Parisian." PD Smith, Guardian "A highly readable and well-organised compendium that is likely to be fingered for some time, it lays out neatly the movement's visionary take on the city (read Paris) 'as the primary site of alienation in modern society'." Christian Viveros-Faune, Art Review