I intend to find out more of Ivan Chtcheglov — or Gilles Ivain, but these are my favourite bits from ‘Formulary for a New Urbanism’ from the. FORMULARY FOR A NEW URBANISM Translated by Ian Thompson, January Proofread and Edited by Anna O’Meara & Mehdi el H. SIR, I AM FROM. Ivan Vladimirovitch Chtcheglov was a French political theorist, activist and poet, born in Paris to Ivan wrote Formulaire pour un urbanisme nouveau (Formulary for a New Urbanism) in , at age nineteen under the name Gilles Ivain, which .

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This current text was created from two successive drafts containing minor differences in wording, preserved in the LI archive, which became documents and of the Situationist Archives. A renewal fir perhaps possible, but I will not examine this question here.

Ivan Chtcheglov

It would be difficult to get into, with a hideous decor piercing whistles, alarm bells, sirens wailing intermittently, grotesque sculptures, power-driven mobiles, called Auto-Mobilesand as poorly lit at night as it was blindingly lit during the day by formuulary intensive use of reflection.

For we are in the twentieth century, even if few people are aware of it. Climbing on tracks, it can move towards the sea in the morning, returning to the forest in the formlary.

The economic obstacles are only apparent.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. A rational extension of the old religious nw, of old tales, and above all of psychoanalysis, into architectural expression becomes more and more urgent as all the reasons for becoming impassioned disappear.

This need for total creation has always been tightly bound together [24] with the need to play with architecture, time and space. It was famous as the scene of postwar bohemianism and existentialism Camus, Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, etc. And the police station on Rendezvous Street.


A new architecture can express nothing less than a new civilization it is clear that there has been neither civilization nor architecture for centuries, but only experiments, most of which were failures; we can speak of Gothic architecture, but there is no Marxist or capitalist architecture, though these two systems are revealing similar tendencies and goals.

For a long time it was believed that the Marxist countries were on this path.

Or the paintings of Claude Lorrain. Architectural complexes will be modifiable. Formu,ary latest technological developments [17] enable continuous connection between the individual and cosmic reality, while eliminating its inconveniences. We propose to invent new, changeable decors.

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It is easy to imagine that the future will have such architects in store for us, and what their influence will be on the masses. A mental disease has swept the planet: The Tower of Nesle: All cities are geological. Future ror activities and productions would naturally tend to gravitate there. Architectural complexes will be modifiable. Bizarre Quarter — Happy Quarter specially reserved for housing — Noble and Tragic Quarter for well-behaved children — Historical Quarter museums, schools — Useful Neq hospital, hardware stores — Sinister Quarter, etc… And an Astrolarium which would group plant varieties according to the connection that they demonstrate to the stellar rhythm, a planetary garden similar to that which the astronomer Thomas intends to establish at Laaer Berg in Vienna.

We know that an object urbanissm is not consciously noticed at the time of a first visit can, by its absence during subsequent visits, hew an indefinable impression: And the strange statue of Dr. We will not prolong the mechanical cultures and cold architecture that ultimately lead to boring leisure. The Seine laps softly. Architecture is the simplest means of articulating time and space, of modulating reality and engendering dreams.


A mental illness has overrun the planet: On the bases of this mobile civilization, architecture will, at least initially, be a means of experimenting with a thousand ways of modifying life, with a view to an ultimate mythic synthesis. It concerns not only plastic connections and regulation tor an ephemeral beautybut an affective [18] regulation, part of the perpetual evolution [19] of human desires and progress in fulfilling them. Internationale Situationniste in English.

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Meanwhile abstraction has invaded all the arts, contemporary architecture in particular. We know how to read faces [for] every promise — the latest stage of morphology. Here’s an example of what they look like: Setting up reading intentions help you organise your course reading. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Couples will no longer pass their nights in the home where they live and receive guests, which is nothing but a banal social custom.

We are bored in the city, we have to push ourselves to the limit [2] to discover still more mysteries on the street signage [3]the latest state of humour and poetry: Between the legs of the women walking by, the dadaists imagined a monkey wrench and the surrealists a crystal cup.

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