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An association founded in Paris in 1951 by André Bloc and artists associated with his journal Art d'aujourd'hui. The members of the group included Jean Gorin, Edgard Pillet (1912–96), and Nicolas Schöffer. Their object was to promote the part of Constructivist doctrine that formed the subject of the last paragraph of Mondrian's essay ‘Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art’, namely that Constructivist art, united with architecture, should create a new environment appropriate to the new society that was to emerge in the modern age. They envisaged a ‘public art’, art as a social and collective—not an individual—phenomenon.

Subjects: Art.

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