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Cosa Mentale

Cosa Mentale is a collective and independent publishing project which promotes new reflections within the field of architecture.
 
Marseille
 
17 titles
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2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
forthcoming
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.
Dixit - Hypercomfort – Bruther & Laurent Stalder
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.
Giorgio Azzariti - In Search of a Language - A Journey through Peter Märkli\'s Imaginary
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
A rereading of the work of the Swiss architect.
Carlos Martí Arís - Silences éloquents
2019
French 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.
Bernard Quirot - Simplifions
2019
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.
Spectre - Vegetal Trauma
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
This unedited issue of Spectre invites contemporary artists to share their interpretation of vegetal trauma.
Spectre - Pornographie minérale
2018
French edition
(last copies available!)
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.
Classeur - Le Mythe de Pierre
2016
French edition
The first issue of Classeur, a theoretical journal of architecture.
2021
trilingual edition (English / French / Italian)
forthcoming
An anthology.
2021
English edition
forthcoming
First English translation of the seminal essay on type in architecture by Spanish architect Carlos Martí Arís.
2021
French edition
forthcoming
First French translation of the seminal essay on type in architecture by Spanish architect Carlos Martí Arís.
Ivry Serres - L\'œuvre des matières
2017
French edition
currently out of stock
A poetic exploration of the mechanisms of thought in the act of building.
Classeur - Mare Nostrum
2017
French edition
currently out of stock
Second issue of the theoretical journal of architecture, devoted to the Mediterranean area.
Luigi Snozzi - L\'architecture inefficiente
2016
French edition
currently out of stock
Conversations between Swiss architect Luigi Snozzi and the philosopher Fabio Merlini.
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