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Book Review: Santiago Calatrava’s Futuristic Fusion

Book Review: Santiago Calatrava’s Futuristic Fusion – Spanish visionary Santiago Calatrava is renowned around the world as an architect, structural engineer, sculptor, and artist. Famed for bridges as much as buildings, he has made his name with neofuturistic structures that combine deft engineering solutions with dramatic visual impact. From the Athens 2004 Olympic sports complex and the Museum of Tomorrow to the Peace Bridge in Calgary, Alamillo Bridge in Seville, and the Mujer Bridge in Buenos Aires, Calatrava’s creations show particular interest in the meeting point of movement and balance. With influences ranging from NASA space design to da Vinci’s nature studies, the structures dazzle with a sense of lightness, agility, and aerodynamism, but always with a graceful poise amid their particular surroundings. This compact introduction explores Calatrava’s unique aesthetic with key projects from his career, from early breakthroughs to his most recent work. Through buildings of culture, science, faith, and across his many famous bridges, we explore his integration of organic forms and human movements, and a uniquely fluid futurism, soaring towards tomorrow. See also: Book Review: GUCCI New Book – Blind For Love Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des…

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Santiago Calatrava Special Edition by Assouline
Architecture

Santiago Calatrava Special Edition by Assouline

Santiago Calatrava Special Edition by Assouline – One of the world’s most sought-after architects, Spanish-born Santiago Calatrava is the mastermind behind some of the most magnificent structures around the globe. Inspired by the human body and natural world, his works mimic the shapes and motions of organic entities, at times suggesting flight or spiritual uplift. This exquisite volume not only presents the architect’s most breathtaking masterpieces in architecture and engineering, drawing, and sculpture, but for the first time reveals his humanist spirit and eclectic intellectual curiosity, and allows us to discover his references, influences, and inspirations. From an opera house in his hometown of Valencia, Spain, to the Olympic Sports Complex in Athens, or the famous Turning Torso skyscraper in Sweden, Calatrava’s legacy as one of the foremost figures in contemporary architecture is undeniable. This book includes a catalogue raisonné of all the architectural creations of Santiago Calatrava. This book comes with an exclusive and complimentary Assouline canvas tote bag. See also: 10 Free Ebooks with Interior Design Trends Spanish-born Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz Fisac is an independent art curator and critic as well as an author. Her work has also been featured in publications including The Art Newspaper, The European,…

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Book review Calatrava Book gets an Updated Version
Architecture

Book review: Calatrava Book gets an Updated Version

Book review: Calatrava Book gets an Updated Version – Santiago Calatrava is renowned around the world as an architect, structural engineer, sculptor, and artist. From the Athens 2004 Olympic sports complex to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Manhattan, he exhibits a remarkable aesthetic and engineering prowess with a simultaneous sensitivity for both the appearance and the anatomy of a 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 monograph includes all of Calatrava’s 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. See also: BOOK REVIEW: SANTIAGO CALATRAVA – COMPLETE WORKS The author Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and editedConnaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He…

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Book review: Santiago Calatrava – Complete Works

Santiago Calatrava is one of our greatest living architects. His constructions, ranging from the TGV railway station in Lyons to the Milwaukee Art Museum to the Opera in Valencia, stand out due to their forms and their spectacular organic structures. In his work, Calatrava draws inspiration from nature, but also explores cutting-edge technologies. In Belgium, the recently completed Liège-Guillemins train station is one the most striking achievements in contemporary architecture. And yet, Calatrava’s go far beyond the merely sensational. See also: Book Review: Interior Design Philosophy by Jorge Canete Santiago Calatrava was born in Valencia, Spain, in 1951. Architecture and engeneering are the two areas where Santiago Calatrava is known for. He is from Spain and moved to Zurique after finishing his degree in architecture, in 1974. There he studied engeneering. “The definitive study of the great Spanish architect whose soaring work is all about 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, interior design, sculpture, and drawings.   His spectacular cultural and civic projects…

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