May be because we wanted to distinguish divisare from the web that is condemned to a sort of vertical communication, always with the newest architecture at the top of the page, as the "cover story," "the focus."
Content that was destined, just like the oh-so-new architecture that had just preceded it a few hours earlier, to rapidly slide down, day after day, lower and lower, in a vertical plunge towards the scrapheap of page 2.
So we began to build divisare not vertically, but horizontally.
Our model was the bookcase, on whose shelves we have gathered and continue to collect hundreds and hundreds of publications by theme. Every Collection in our Atlas tells a particular story, conveys a specific viewpoint from which to observe the last 20 years of contemporary architecture. A long, patient job of cataloguing, done by hand: image after image, project after project, post after post. Behind all this there is the certainty that we can do better than the fast, distracted web we know today, where the prevailing business model is: "you make money only if you manage to distract your readers from the contents of your own site." With divisare we want to offer the possibility, instead, of perceiving content without distractions. No "click me," "tweet me, "share me,” "like me." No advertising. banners, pop—ups or other distracting noise.
It is a different idea of the web, which we might call slow web.
Instead of the fast, distracting web, we prefer a slow, careful one. Instead of information hastily received, we prefer knowledge calmly absorbed. This is why we love to publish books and encourage you to put down your device, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy a high-quality read the old-fashioned way.
INTRODUCING DIVISARE BOOKS
We tried. Lord knows we tried. But after more than 20 years spent in the transient, fleeting and contingent world of the internet no amount of pivoting or faking could squeeze a proudly independent online magazine into a conventional printed periodical.
So if you expect a traditional architecture magazine, DIVISARE BOOKS is not for you. But if you're looking for something more fluid and flexible, you may be open and inquiring enough to appreciate the work we are doing.
DIVISARE BOOKS is a high-quality, independent editorial project, a modular publication dedicated to architecture documents, a constantly growing archipelago of monographic issues each tackling a different topic: drawings collections, photographic surveys, visual essays, short writings, projects, etc.
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All of our issues are extremely limited editions. Don’t be late!
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Our editorial project it’s about switching off and getting away from the screen. That’s why we don’t offer a digital version.
Printed with vegetable inks on 100% recycled Cyclus Offest thick paper. It even smells good.
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Our editorial project is published and printed in Rome. Each issue is shipped in strong corrugated cardboard box out of our distribution centre based in Berlin, Germany.
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