Santiago Calatrava - the Artworks: A Laboratory of Ideas, Forms and Structures

by Michael Levin

Birkhauser Architecture | December 3, 1998 | Hardcover

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Over the last 20 years, Santiago Calatrava has made literally thousands of drawings and paintings and more than a hundred sculptures. Many of his drawings portray the human body - often in motion - alone, or in groups, or in an architectural context. Others show preliminary ideas, subsequently transformed into sculptures and which go on to provide the inspiration for his bridges, railway stations, airports and museums. A drawing is always the starting point for an entire laboratory of ideas. This book contains a selection of over 200 drawings, water colours and depictions of sculptures, chosen by the architect and the author because they are particularly well-suited to showing how Calatrava''s creative ideas ripen and develop, from the initial drawings, to the sculptures, finally attaining completion in the realised buildings. At the same time, it examines the interfaces between the fine arts, engineering and architecture.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 271 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.87 in

Published: December 3, 1998

Publisher: Birkhauser Architecture

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 376436548X

ISBN - 13: 9783764365486

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Santiago Calatrava - the Artworks: A Laboratory of Ideas, Forms and Structures

by Michael Levin

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 271 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.87 in

Published: December 3, 1998

Publisher: Birkhauser Architecture

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 376436548X

ISBN - 13: 9783764365486

About the Book

Over the last 20 years, Santiago Calatrava has made literally thousands of drawings and paintings and more than a hundred sculptures. Many of his drawings portray the human body - often in motion - alone, or in groups, or in an architectural context. Others show preliminary ideas, subsequently transformed into sculptures and which go on to provide the inspiration for his bridges, railway stations, airports and museums. A drawing is always the starting point for an entire laboratory of ideas. This book contains a selection of over 200 drawings, water colours and depictions of sculptures, chosen by the architect and the author because they are particularly well-suited to showing how Calatrava's creative ideas ripen and develop, from the initial drawings, to the sculptures, finally attaining completion in the realised buildings. At the same time, it examines the interfaces between the fine arts, engineering and architecture.

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Over the last 20 years, Santiago Calatrava has made literally thousands of drawings and paintings and more than a hundred sculptures. Many of his drawings portray the human body - often in motion - alone, or in groups, or in an architectural context. Others show preliminary ideas, subsequently transformed into sculptures and which go on to provide the inspiration for his bridges, railway stations, airports and museums. A drawing is always the starting point for an entire laboratory of ideas. This book contains a selection of over 200 drawings, water colours and depictions of sculptures, chosen by the architect and the author because they are particularly well-suited to showing how Calatrava''s creative ideas ripen and develop, from the initial drawings, to the sculptures, finally attaining completion in the realised buildings. At the same time, it examines the interfaces between the fine arts, engineering and architecture.

About the Author

Michael Levin, born 1943, is lecturer of History of Art and Architecture, Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Architecture, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, and Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Dept. of Industrial Design.
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