As Rebecca Solnit has said, the great city of walkers and of revolution is Paris. Founded here in 1957, the Situationists combined both walki
ng and revolution in a movement whose ideas continue to inspire urbanists such as Iain Sinclair and Will Self….
Tom McDonough’s new translations of key urbanist texts show that the Situationists were radical, idealistic but above all delightfully Parisian.
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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.