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Santiago Calatrava: The Complete Works

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“The definitive study of the great Spanish architect whose soaring work is allabout openness, energy and aspiration.” –Met Home Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava has achieved considerable international acclaim with his breathtaking feats of architecture and engineering in the service of elegant and humanistic modern forms. This updated volume comprehensively examines this contemporary master’s career, including the architect’s furniture designs, sculpture, and drawings. His spectacular cultural and civic ...

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Overview

“The definitive study of the great Spanish architect whose soaring work is allabout openness, energy and aspiration.” –Met Home Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava has achieved considerable international acclaim with his breathtaking feats of architecture and engineering in the service of elegant and humanistic modern forms. This updated volume comprehensively examines this contemporary master’s career, including the architect’s furniture designs, sculpture, and drawings. His spectacular cultural and civic projects have secured Calatrava’s place in the pantheon of world-class 21st-century architects. Among these are the Athens Olympics Sports Complex; the Tenerife Concert Hall in the Spanish Canary Islands; the Valencia Science Museum, Planetarium, and Opera House, and the much-anticipated World Trade Center Transportation Hub. This newest edition introduces Calatrava’s latest triumphs, including the expressive Turning Torso tower in Sweden and the Chicago Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the US when built. A catalogue raisonne, detailed biography, and bibliography complete this comprehensive monograph.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847829958
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/16/2007
  • Edition description: Expanded
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 702,596
  • Product dimensions: 9.85 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Tzonis is professor of architectural theory at the Technical University of Delft. He is the author of Santiago Calatrava: The Complete Works, published by Rizzoli, and Santiago Calatrava: The Bridges, Santiago Calatrava: The Poetics of Movement, and Le Corbusier: The Poetics of Machine and Metaphor, all published by Universe.

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  • Posted December 11, 2009

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    My Hero

    I am obsessed with this man's work. I studied his work and I live by it. I love the simplicity of it and I love how his knowledge of engineering makes his work simply amazing. If you really look at his work, especially the bridges that he designs, you will see how two fields (engineering and architecture) which can never see eye to eye come together in perfect harmony and balance. I say that because my engineering professors call architects "cloud chasers" and my architectural professors call engineers "hopelessly unimaginative". He truly is my idol and I would probably give my life to have five minutes of his time to pick at his brain. It's a must own book, truly amazing work.

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