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.
Santiago Calatrava: The Poetics of Movementby Alexander Tzonis
“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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