CALATRAVA COMPLETE WORKS 1979–TODAY

Front cover of Conscious Capitalism.
 

If ever an architect deserved a monograph, it’s the rule-breaking Spaniard Santiago Calatrava, whose breathtaking structures draw inspiration from the natural world. In his hands, bridges and museums appear as if gigantic insect shells or exoskeletons. As Philip Jodidio’s revised monograph reveals, Calatrava’s aerodynamic work becomes more daring with experience: early organic constructions such as his Alamillo Bridge in Seville and Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences seem tame in comparison with Rio de Janeiro’s reptilian Museum of Tomorrow.  

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