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.
Jorge Luis Borges, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Yasushiro Ozu, Mark Rothko, Jorge Oteiza - a writer, an architect, a filmmaker, a painter, a sculptor. Five personalities of the 20th century separated by their mediums, their subjects of investigation and their disciplines. They are brought together in this book by the need to save art from its current alteration, and to bring it back to a more contemplative and introspective dimension.
It is a form of spiritual revolt that Carlos Martí Arís highlights through this transversal analysis of different artistic expressions that mix and meet to enrich his reflection. The key words of this consideration, which has the appearance of a manifesto, are: silence, contemplation, renunciation, transparency, anonymity and atemporality. Twenty years later, the lesson of Carlos Martí Arí is contemporary and of fundamental importance for our discipline today
Carlos Martí Arís (born 1948 in Barcelona) is an architect
and full professor at the Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Graduated in 1972 from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), his real school was "2c Construcción de la Ciudad", of which he was a founding member and deputy editor from 1972 to 1985. Her current research themes include public space and the contemporary city, the relationship between architecture and cinema, and the concept of anonymity in architecture and art in general.