Architecture, art and engineering
The only architect to exhibit at both the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Santiago Calatrava is renowned around the world as an architect, structural engineer, sculptor and artist. From the Athens 2004 Olympic sports complex to the transportation hub at Ground Zero in Manhattan, he is a craftsman of aesthetic and engineering prowess, consistently displaying a remarkable sensitivity for both the appearance and the anatomy of structure.
With influences ranging from NASA space design to da Vinci's nature studies, Calatrava's creations are at once aerodynamic and organic in their associations. Natural forms and human movements inform a number of his projects, with a particular interest in the meeting point of equilibrium and dynamism.
This updated edition of Calatrava's monograph includes all of his original collaborative input, as well as a number of new projects including the Peace Bridge in Calgary, Canada, the Conference and Exhibition Center in Oviedo, Spain, and the Mediopadana Station in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.
|Dimensions||cm 22,8 x 28,9|
|Language/s||italian, spanish, portuguese|