A format for a new formula: 'Arquitecturas Bis' (1974-1985)

Valdivieso Royo, Alejandro (2018). A format for a new formula: 'Arquitecturas Bis' (1974-1985). "Thresholds" (n. 46); pp. 210-227. ISSN 1091-711X. https://doi.org/10.1162/thld_a_00038.


Title: A format for a new formula: 'Arquitecturas Bis' (1974-1985)
  • Valdivieso Royo, Alejandro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Thresholds
Date: 2018
ISSN: 1091-711X
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Composición Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Among the various publications proliferating architectural discourse in the 1970?s and 80?s, the Spanish, Barcelona-Based Arquitecturas Bis stands out. This is not necessarily or exclusively for the content it propagated, but rather to a unique strategy it employed both in terms of its editorial structure and its unique and innovative graphic design. The format fostered a consistent convergence between text and image, a major contribution to the radical transformation pioneered by little architectural magazines since the 1960s. They became the printed spaces where architecture was discussed for transformation, acting as sites for debate and innovation, working as a powerful medium in the translation and distribution of architectural knowledge. Beyond this, as it most distinguishing feature, Arquitecturas Bis, showed a strong connection to the newspaper aesthetic portraying for the very first time an architecture journal as newspaper via aesthetics.

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Item ID: 55411
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/55411/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55411
DOI: 10.1162/thld_a_00038
Official URL: https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/thld_a_00038
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Jun 2019 10:08
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2019 10:08
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