Debord, Guy. Rapporto Sulla Costruzione Della Situazioni. n.p. [Torino, Italy]: n.p. [Internationale Situationniste], n.d. [05/1958]. 19p.; 22.9 x 16.8 cm.; off-white/beige wrappers with text in black

First Italian edition of “Rapport sur la Construction des Situations”, which was originally printed in Belgium by Marcel Marien in 1,000 copies. This text was used the chief preparatory element of the founding conference of the ‘Internationale Situationniste’ in July 1957 in Cosio d’Arroscia. It delineates the views of the founders of the IS (Michèle Bernstein, Guy-Ernest Debord, Giuseppe Pinot-gallizio, Asger Jorn, Walter Olmo, Piero Simondo, Elena Verrone and Ralph Rumney).

Translation by Sergio Corino and Augusta Rivabella (Pinot-Gallizio’s wife), with a short preface by Pinot-Gallizio. As a careful reader noted, “The Danish dedication…should read: “To Torben Brostrøm from Debord and Nash”. Torben Brostrøm (born 1927) is a very well-known Danish literary critic. Obviously, the pamphlet was a gift from Jørgen Nash (and, in absentia, Debord) to Brostrøm.”

While the original French edition is rare, with only a few copies on OCLC, the Italian translation is virtually unheard of: no copies in the trade or on OCLC, though the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Barcelona (MACBA) owns a copy.

Raspaud & Voyer 106.

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