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Caryatide / Cosa Mentale

Caryatide is a platform for reflection on architecture, art and design. Using different media, it promotes a curious and open attitude based on sharing and exchange. Whether through objects, images or words, it always seeks to extend the debate, to expand it. Collaborative, Caryatide weaves links between people, disciplines and knowledge.
Caryatide has its roots in Cosa Mentale, whose continuity it ensures, and is keen to continue along the path of rigour and high standards, in terms of both form and content.
Caryatide is directed by Claudia Mion, accompanied by Simon Campedel, Antoine Stevenot and Thibault Lambert. The scientific committee of the editorial project Cosa Mentale is composed by: Simon Campedel, Fréderic Einaudi, Mathias Gervais de Lafond, Baptiste Manet, Claudia Mion, Giacomo Ortalli and Simon Vergès.
 
Paris
 
34 titles
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Laurent Stalder - Représentation
2022
French edition
forthcoming
Adriano Olivetti - Écrits et discours
2022
French edition
forthcoming
Bruno Queysanne - Sur la projettation - Pour une pragmatique architecturale
2022
French edition
forthcoming
Through a careful reading and etymology of architectural treatises, from Vitruvius to Vittone, Bruno Queysanne reveals a little-known aspect of these "classical" texts, in which architects leave aside their learned and dogmatic rhetoric to give us pragmatic advice about the realization of the architectural work.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi - Point de vue sur l\'architecture - Dialogue. Protopiro et Didascalo
2022
French edition
forthcoming
The first French edition of the theoretical dialogue of the Italian architect and engraver Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), one of the most radical texts in the history of modern architectural theory.
Pier Vittorio Aureli - Less is Enough - Sur l\'architecture et l\'ascétisme
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Architecture
forthcoming
A reflection on asceticism in architecture.
David Klemmer - Dixit - On process
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
The fourth issue of the critical review Dixit, in which the words of the architects Jan Kinsbergen and David Klemmer confront each other, in the format of a dichotomous visual atlas, around the theme of the process.
Bernard Quirot - Simplifions
2022
French edition
In this writing, French architect Bernard Quirot carries a reflection on his theoretical foundations and evokes, through his architectural journey, a critical vision of the increasing complexity of the world.
Richard Venlet - Dixit - Still Life / Nature Morte
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
The third issue of the critical review Dixit in which the words of the architectural practice OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen and the Brussels artist Richard Venlet confront each other around the theme of "Still Life".
Roberto Masiero - Une machine à penser - La maison de Paros de Silvia Gmür et Livio Vacchini
2022
French edition
A reflection on the relationship between architecture, art, philosophy and politics based on the house of Paros by Silvia Gmür and Livio Vacchini, a real "thinking machine" offering a lesson of architecture.
Valerio Olgiati - Architecture Non-Référentielle
2022
French edition
French edition of Valerio Olgiati's and Markus Breitschmid's widely acclaimed manifesto for a new approach in architecture in a world free of ideologies and, therefore, references: a must-read for anyone interested in architecture today.
José Ignacio Linazasoro - La mémoire de l\'ordre - Les paradoxes du sens dans l\'architecture moderne
2021
French edition
First French translation of the essay of the Spanish architect José Ignacio Linazasoro.
Fosco Lucarelli - Database Network Interface
2021
English edition
In an age characterised by the increasing dematerialisation of cultural production and transmission, Database, Network, Interface explores architecture's historical role in representing and organising information and knowledge.
 BAUKUNST - Pensées
2021
French edition
A portrait of the Belgian architecture office BAUKUNST founded by Adrien Verschuere.
Maria Bottero - Forays beyond the Modern - The Architecture of Umberto Riva
2021
trilingual edition (English / French / Italian)
An anthology.
Spectre - Contemporary Ruins
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
After the first two issues Mineral Pornography and Vegetal Trauma, the 3rd issue of Spectre invites contemporary artists to deliver their interpretation of contemporary ruins.
Yony Santos - Dixit - A Matter of Data
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Second issue of the critical magazine Dixit in which the words of the architect Yony Santos from the swiss architecture practice TYPICALOFFICE and of Marina Otero Verzier, director of research at Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI), confront each other around the theme of “A Matter of Data”.
Elisa Valero Ramos - La théorie du diamant et le projet d’architecture
2021
French edition
First publication of the essay of the Spanish architect Elisa Valero Ramos.
Carlos Martí Arís - Variations of Identity - Type in architecture
2021
English edition
First English translation of the seminal essay on type in architecture by Spanish architect Carlos Martí Arís.
Carlos Martí Arís - Les variations de l\'identité - Le type en architecture
2021
French edition
First French translation of the seminal essay on type in architecture by Spanish architect Carlos Martí Arís.
Laurent Stalder - Dixit - Hyperconfort / Hypercomfort
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
First issue of the critical magazine published by Cosa Mentale, in which the words of the architecture practice Bruther and of Laurent Stalder, professor of architecture history at ETH, confront each other around the theme of “hypercomfort.”
Dominique Putz - Les figures architectoniques - La construction logique de la forme architecturale
2020
French edition
Architectural shape is the interface where form and meaning meet and communicate. In this perspective the research addresses the decoding of the shape of buildings, cities and landscapes.
Carlos Martí Arís - Eloquent Silences - Writings on Art and Architecture
2020
English edition
It is a form of spiritual revolt that Spanish architect Carlos Martí Arís highlights through a transversal analysis of different artistic expressions that combine to enrich his reflection.
Spectre - Pornographie minérale
2018
French edition
(last copies available!)
36.00 18.00 €
A collective photographic series focusing on the on the subject of agalmatophilia—the sexual attraction for statues.
Livio Vacchini - Disegni / Dessins / Drawings
2017
trilingual edition (English / French / Italian)
This volume looks at a central aspect of Livio Vacchini's research: his drawings. The publication gives an overview of the Swiss architect's work with an unpublished selection of drawings—plans, cross sections, and facades. It also features an essay by architect Roberto Masiero.
Ivry Serres - L\'œuvre des matières
2017
French edition
A poetic exploration of the mechanisms of thought in the act of building.
Classeur - Mare Nostrum
2017
French edition
(last copies available!)
Second issue of the theoretical journal of architecture, devoted to the Mediterranean area.
Luigi Snozzi - L\'architecture inefficiente
2016
French edition
Conversations between Swiss architect Luigi Snozzi and the philosopher Fabio Merlini.
Classeur - Le Mythe de Pierre
2016
French edition
The first issue of Classeur, a theoretical journal of architecture.
Giorgio Azzariti - In Search of a Language - A Journey through Peter Märkli\'s Imaginary
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
currently out of stock
A rereading of the work of the Swiss architect.
Carlos Martí Arís - Silences éloquents
2019
French edition
currently out of stock
It is a form of spiritual revolt that Spanish architect Carlos Martí Arís highlights through a transversal analysis of different artistic expressions that combine to enrich his reflection.
Spectre - Vegetal Trauma
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
sold out
This unedited issue of Spectre invites contemporary artists to share their interpretation of vegetal trauma.
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