Formulary for a New Urbanism  

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"And you, forgotten, your memories ravaged by all the consternations of two hemispheres, stranded in the Red Cellars of Pali-Kao, without music and without geography, no longer setting out for the hacienda where the roots think of the child and where the wine is finished off with fables from an old almanac. Now that's finished. You'll never see the hacienda. It doesn't exist.

The hacienda must be built"

--"Formulary for a New Urbanism" (1953) by Ivan Chtcheglov


"We are bored in the city, there is no longer any Temple of the Sun. Between the legs of the women walking by, the dadaists imagined a monkey wrench and the surrealists a crystal cup. That’s lost. We know how to read every promise in faces — the latest stage of morphology. The poetry of the billboards lasted twenty years. We are bored in the city, we really have to strain to still discover mysteries on the sidewalk billboards, the latest state of humor and poetry."

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"Formulary for a New Urbanism" (1953, French: "Formulaire pour un urbanisme nouveau") is a 1953 essay by Ivan Chtcheglov.

An abridged version appeared in Internationale Situationniste #1 (Paris, June 1958).

The essay is famous for the slogan "The hacienda must be built".

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