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The Situationist City

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Simon Sadler searches for the Situationist City among the detritus of tracts, manifestos, and works of art that the Situationist International left behind.

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 "estab
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Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 18th 1999 by Mit Press (first published 1998)
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Tosh
Oct 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Simon Sadler has written a fascinating book on Urban living via the thoughts and writings by the Situationists. What is interesting is that cities are becoming a large playground for leisure. NYC for instance is one big shopping mall of sorts, and the same for Los Angeles, which has 3rd Street, Hollywood & Highland, etc.

In theory consumers can just move into the new shops. I see this happening in Hollywood at the moment. The bulk of Situationist thought on urban life came from the era of the
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Hugo Serra
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There are dozens of books on the situationist ideas and history. This book is tremendously easy to follow on the impact of the IS on the fields of architecture and urbanism. I also recommend Sadler article "the Indeterminate Utopia" in the AD June 2001 "New Babylons"
surfurbian
Jul 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
Not sure I want 16-yr old drug addicts designing my city but there might be good lesson in there for us. Do not expect the "gubmint" to do much for you. Sometimes you gotta get out there and build what you want yourself.
Ridgely
Aug 01, 2012 is currently reading it
There's some seriously awkward sentence-structuring and diction, and it's definitely inside baseball, but it's very informative so far.

I recommend Debord's Society of The Spectacle before you start on this one.
mahatma anto
Aug 05, 2007 rated it really liked it
saya pengen punya ini karena membaca henri lefebvre yang oleh kebanyakan orang disebut-sebut punya hubungan dengan para situationists.
siapa mereka? nah, semula minjem dari perpustakan yayasan seni cemeti, kemudian beli sendiri, used [lagi! he.he..].
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