JORN, Asger [Debord, Guy]. Le Jardin d’Albisola. Torino, Edizioni d’Arte Fratelli Pozzo, n.d. [1974]. n.p. [44 p.]; 28 x 30 cm.; illustrated wrappers, housed inside a slipcase.

“This book is a chiefly photographic guide to Jorn’s garden sculpture and decoration at Albisola” (Ford 115). “This book is a chiefly photographic guide to Jorn’s garden sculpture and decoration at Albisola” (Ford 115). Preface in French by Italian art publisher Ezio Gribaudo, dated April 4, 1973. Text in Italian by Italian art critic Alberico Sala. Postface (“De l’architecture sauvage”) by Guy Debord, dated September 1972.

In his short (3-page) but powerful text, Debord praises Jorn for his contributions to the Situationist International, both intellectual (“nobody contributed as much as Jorn did to the origin of this adventure: he found people throughout Europe, he came up with so many ideas…”) and material (“even in the most cheerful poverty he often found the means to pay off the most urgent debts that we had accumulated at the printers”) . Jorn is also recognized for his ability to translate Situationist concepts into art and architecture (“And in this Italian dwelling complex, Jorn once again lends a hand and responds to even the concrete question of our appropriation of space, demonstrating that everyone could undertake to reconstruct around themselves the earth, which badly needs it”)

The English translation of Debord’s text can be found here (https://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline/postsi/wild.html) while the French original can be found here (https://debord-encore.blogspot.com/2010/09/de-larchitecture-sauvage.html)

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