Santiago Calatrava: The Athens Olympics

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Santiago Calatrava established his reputation as the preeminent engineer of our time with a stunning series of bridges designed for cities around the globe. Renowned for being a universal designer, devoting equal time to architecture, engineering, and sculpture, Calatrava has been a singular force in reviving an excitement for construction technology and ambitious architecture projects. This authoritative monograph on Calatrava's designs for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens is a splendidly illustrated ...
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Overview

Santiago Calatrava established his reputation as the preeminent engineer of our time with a stunning series of bridges designed for cities around the globe. Renowned for being a universal designer, devoting equal time to architecture, engineering, and sculpture, Calatrava has been a singular force in reviving an excitement for construction technology and ambitious architecture projects. This authoritative monograph on Calatrava's designs for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens is a splendidly illustrated presentation of the architect's celebrated stadium as well as the various plazas and ceremonial spaces created for the event.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847827893
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 1/3/2006
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.31 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Tzonis is professor of architectural theory at the Technical University of Delft. He has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Columbia Universities and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 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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Table of Contents

I Agon 10
II The projects 50
III The Athens olympics 86
IV Calatrava's games 144
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