Variations Of Identity - The Type In Architecture

Author(s): Carlos Marti Aris

theory and history

First English translation of the seminal essay on type in architecture by Spanish architect Carlos Martí Arís.

The editorial project focuses on the translation of the book Las variaciones de la identidad. Ensayo sobre el tipo en arquitectura written by Carlos Martí Arís, from Spanish into English. After having already translated in 2019 another book—Silencios elocuentes—by the same author, from Spanish into French, Cosa Mentale Editions wants to continue to make possible the discovery of the lesson of Carlos Martí Arís, considering it of fundamental importance for today's architectural culture. In particular, in this book, the author presents an architectural theory according to which the idea of type is not conceived as a mechanism of reproduction but as a structure of form capable of multiple developments. The edition includes an introduction written by Raphael Moneo, one of the best known Spanish architects on the international scene, whose lucid look at the past and present underlines the extremely current contents of a work originally published in 1993.

Carlos Martí Arís (Barcelona, 1948-Barcelona 2020) was an architect and full professor at the Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).


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General Fields

  • : 9782491039042
  • : Publisher Editions Cosa Mentale
  • : Publisher Editions Cosa Mentale
  • : April 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Carlos Marti Aris
  • : paperback
  • : 272