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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
 
14 titles
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2020
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.
2020
trilingual edition (English / Italian / French)
forthcoming
An anthology.
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
forthcoming
First translation (English / French) of the essay on type in architecture by Spanish architect Carlos Martí Arís.
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.
Dominique Putz - Les figures architectoniques - La construction logique de la forme architecturale
2019
French edition
currently out of stock
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.
Spectre - Pornographie minérale
2018
French edition
A collective photographic series focusing on the on the subject of agalmatophilia—the sexual attraction for statues.
Classeur - Mare Nostrum
2017
French edition
Second issue of the theoretical journal of architecture, devoted to the Mediterranean area.
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 The publication gives an overview of the Swiss architect's work with an unpublished selection of drawings—plans, cross sections, and facades.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 - Le Mythe de Pierre
2016
French edition
The first issue of Classeur, a theoretical journal of architecture.
 Luigi Snozzi & Fabio Merlini - 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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