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    Alexander Tzonis(Author) Santiago Calatrava(Author)

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“The definitive study of the great Spanish architect whose soaring work is allabout openness, energy and aspiration.” –Met HomeSpanish-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 volumecomprehensively examines this contemporary master’s career, including the architect’s furniture designs, sculpture, and drawings. His spectacular cultural and civic projects have secured Calatrava’s place in the pantheon of world-class 21st-century architects. Among these are the Athens Olympics Sports Complex; the Tenerife Concert Hall in the Spanish Canary Islands; the Valencia Science Museum, Planetarium, and Opera House, and the much-anticipated World Trade Center Transportation Hub. This newest edition introduces Calatrava’s latest triumphs, including the expressive Turning Torso tower in Sweden and the Chicago Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the US when built. A catalogue raisonne, detailed biography, and bibliography complete this comprehensive monograph.

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  • By Aleksander Pieri on 6 April 2009

    You may not Calatrava's work, but this book is beautifuly written. A truly philosophical and ethic txt about how a true architect should think and apply that philosophy on his creative work (that is not the case in a mass production of ugly estate that rise like mushrooms everwhere in few years). Im a designer, interestend in architecture, and this book is a joy to read and the writings here can be used for any discipline from graphic design to music....

  • By Ciro Saito on 22 July 2010

    This is a good compact compilation of Calatrava's work with comfortable size to carry on, not the big and heavy ones that are being published that are impossible to carry or handle. Of course some recent projects are missing, and an up-to-date edition is welcome. The author Alexander Tzonis is a specialist in Santiago Calatrava's project.

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