For each edition of the international forum that takes place in the Portuguese capital, the Lisbon Triennale publishes books aiming a wider dissemination of architectural contemporary discourse as a long-term legacy.
The Poetics of Reason states that, for all its subjective and non-scientific dimension, architecture does rest on reason, and its aim is to shed light onto the specificity of this reason. Indeed, the fact that architecture is grounded into reason and rationality is key to its being understandable, i.e. shareable, by everyone, and not just by architects. More than ever before, it stands as a condition to define an architecture for our contemporary ordinary condition. As a result of a mass construction, such a condition implies that everybody is entitled to understand architecture without a specific background in the field. Each of the five pocket size books takes up one particular aspect or dimension of this theme in an attempt to circumscribe the stakes of architectural rationality.
This pack includes the five books of Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019: Economy of Means (Éric Lapierre), Taking the Country’s Side: Agriculture and Architecture (Sébastien Marot), Inner Space (Mariabruna Fabrizi, Fosco Lucarelli), What is Ornament (Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene) and Natural Beauty (Laurent Esmilaire, Tristan Chadney). These books are also available individually.
Title: The Poetics of Reason
Authors: Éric Lapierre, Sébastien Marot, Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene, Mariabruna Fabrizi, Fosco Lucarelli, Laurent Esmilaire and Tristan Chadney
Design: Letra – Marco Balesteros
Size: 13 × 21 cms
Publisher: Poligrafa and Lisbon Architecture Triennale