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The New Babylon Project was a project that consisted of a vast, layered, sheltered structure, supported by pillars and covering the entire earth. Human labor is rendered superfluous. Dwelling, work, recreation and transportation take a back seat to that which drives Homo Ludens, creativity. Constant was proposing an alternate society and along with it, an alternate archite ...more
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published June 15th 1999 by Uitgeverij 010 Publishers,Netherlands
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Constant' zijn manier van denken over de mens en zijn omgeving blijft fascinerend. Het mooie in zijn werk is dat hij in staat is om in een imaginaire kleine uitvoering van zijn zelf door zijn eigen creaties te lopen en zich te verwonderen. Tegelijkertijd gedraagt de "grote" Constant zich als een haast scheppende god. Zijn plan om dit land zodanig te verbinden dat iedere inwoner een mooi uitzicht heeft. Het "groene hart" is in zijn plan veel groter en overal aanwezig. Dit plan getuigt van visie, ...more
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Mark Wigley is Professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia GSAPP. He served as Dean from 2004 to 2014. Wigley has written extensively on the theory and practice of architecture and is the author of Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire (1998); White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture (1995); and The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt (1993). ...more

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