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Santiago Calatrava: 1951: Architect, Engineer, Artist (Taschen Basic Architecture) [Paperback]

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Master of Form: Santiago Calatrava's exquisite fusion of architecture, art and engineering (Complete Works 1979-2007) Santiago Calatrava is not only one of the world's most prominent architects, but also an engineer and an artist. With recent projects such as the stadiums for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens or the new railway station in Li?ge, Belgium, he has reached a level of undeniable notoriety in Europe and continues to move further ahead. The only architect ever to have his work exhibited at both the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, he is currently working on the main transportation hub for Ground Zero in Manhattan as well as the tallest building in the United States: the 160-story Chicago Spire Tower. Winner of the 2005 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal as well as numerous other prestigious awards, Calatrava is one of the greatest and most innovative architects alive. He collaborated extensively with Philip Jodidio in the preparation of this monograph that retraces his career thus far and places his architecture in the context of his art, where nature meets engineering. All of Calatrava's work, from his astonishing suspended swimming pool at Zurich's Federal Institute of Technology to his latest, startling designs, is featured in this lavishly illustrated volume. Santiago Calatrava created watercolor drawings specifically for the fold-out pages of this volume.

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Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 7.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
Publisher   Taschen
ISBN  3822848735  
ISBN13  9783822848739  

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More About Philip Jodidio & Peter Gossel

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Philip Jodidio was the editor in chief of the French art monthly Connaissance des Arts for more than twenty years. He is the author of more than 100 books on contemporary architecture, including Rizzoli's I.M. Pei: The Complete Works and Tadao Ando: Venice. Elizabeth Dowling is professor emeritus at Georgia Tech University.

Philip Jodidio currently resides in Grimentz.

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2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Artists, Architects & Photographers
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A good modern architect  Aug 1, 2008
I don't like modern architecture. In fact, I think the only thing worse than most modern architecture is post-modern architecture. That is, except for Santiago Calatrava. His structures, particularly his incredible bridges, are absolutely stunning. This book gives a worthwhile introduction to the work of this remarkable man, but is limited by size and cost to giving a rather skimpy picture. Given that larger and more complete works are very expensive, this is a cost-effective introduction.
Wonderful Union of the Mind, the Hand and the Eye  Nov 5, 2000
Calatrava s sensational forms and expression are forms of nature manifested in concrete, metal and glass. His structures are powerful and accessible.One is intoxicated by their mythical quality. Their presence enrich the environment instead of overwhelming it. Calatrava s poetic vision carries us into the transcendental realm. This book provides those with great exposure of his oeuvre who have not seen his work. It is so inspiring to see his watercolor studies. It gives one good insight of where he is coming from. And this once again proves that one does not have too far to find beauty and inspiration. It is all in us and around us. Yet one wishes to see some architectural drawings (plans etc.)which would enable us to examine his structures more in detail. Finally I can assure you that this book is a great bargain with very successful photographic images and comprehensive multilingual background info.

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