Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava : Drawing, Building, Reflecting

Santiago Calatrava

by Daniel Libeskind

 

Santiago Calatrava by Daniel Libeskind

Santiago Calatrava : Drawing, Building, Reflecting

Santiago Calatrava first made a name for himself in the late 1980s with delicately designed structures in Zurich that seem to grow out of the earth. He went on to create a series of highly innovative, iconic bridges across Europe, and in recent years he has drawn attention for such large-scale projects as the City of Arts and Sciences in his birth town, Valencia; the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro; and the World Transportation Hub at Ground Zero in New York.

Originally trained as an engineer, Calatrava has, at heart, always leaned more towards artistic endeavours than purely structural ones: an entire floor of his residence in Zurich is devoted to creating paintings and sculpture, which he has pursued throughout his career. His influences range from art history and natural philosophy to antiquity, and he manages to combine these in buildings that are structurally highly stylized yet somehow timeless.

While many books have documented Calatrava's output over the years, this is the first to offer his own thoughts, in his own words, in a reading format. In this heartfelt memoir of an architect of singular conviction, Calatrava's inspirations, lessons and achievements will touch every reader, whether aspiring architect or lover of art and nature.

Santiago Calatrava : Drawing, Building, Reflecting
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 185 x 255 x 22.86mm | 820g
  • Publication date: 13 Nov 2018
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: 23 Illustrations, black and white; 257 Illustrations, color
  • ISBN10: 0500343411
  • ISBN13: 9780500343418
  • Bestsellers rank: 71,625
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