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CONSTANT: NEW BABYLON. Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, 2016. Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 224 pp. with 260 col. ills. 29 x 24 cm. ISBN 9783775741347 In English.
Due date: October 2016. Publisher's description: An open city without borders that is capable of flowing out in all directions to allow its residents to move freely and flexibly: this fascinating utopian conception of architectural and lifeworld growth formed the starting point for Constant's Situationist project New Babylon. Between 1956 and 1974, the Dutch painter and cofounder of the avant-garde movements Cobra and the Situationist International worked on numerous models, paintings, drawings and collages for the purpose of depicting his vision of the nomadic city of the future. This catalogue focuses not only on New Babylon's architectural aspects but embraces them as an artist's synthesis of the arts. Besides the models, drawings and collages, attention is also given to the designs in order to trace Constant's artistic process. This not only provides extensive insight into utopian urban planning, but to a greater degree into a mode of thought and imagination. The book includes an interview with Rem Koolhaas on Constant's pioneering project.
Artist(s):Constant (Constant Anton Nieuwenhuis)
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 814105
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