Bionic architecture by Santiago Calatrava, Complete Works 1979–Today Taschen book recommendation
This updated monograph includes all of Calatrava’s original collaborative input as well as his latest projects. From the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Manhattan to the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, discover Calatrava’s organic forms through detailed entries, photography, and the original watercolor sketches that set him aside as a unique creative master.
“The Masterful Forms of Santiago Calatrava. Balance meets movement in this revised and updated edition.”
Santiago Calatrava is a world-renowned 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.
Pages inside book Calatrava. Complete Works 1979–Today published by Taschen.
This updated monograph gathers detailed entries, photography, and the original watercolor sketches that set Calatrava aside as a unique creative master. It includes all of Calatrava’s original collaborative input, as well as new projects including the Mediopadana Station in Reggio Emilia, Italy, the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, and ongoing works like the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai.
Santiago Calatrava (born in 1951) studied art and architecture at the ETSA of Valencia and engineering at the ETH in Zürich. His best-known works include the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Opera House in his native Valencia, and the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden. Calatrava has received the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2005 Gold Medal. He is based in New York and Zürich.
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now! series and monographs on numerous major architects, including Norman Foster, Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid.
Book cover of Calatrava. Complete Works 1979–Today.
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Calatrava. Complete Works 1979–Today
Hardcover, 22.8 x 28.9 cm, 2.99 kg, 612 pages
Edition: English, French, German
Edition: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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