Agreement between Arquitectura Viva and the Norman Foster Foundation
Photos courtesy of Norman Foster Foundation
Arquitectura Viva has donated to the Norman Foster Foundation a complete collection of its publications, which includes all the issues edited up to date of its three magazines: AV Monographs, Arquitectura Viva, and AV Proyectos, in circulation since 1985, 1988 and 2004, respectively. The donation has been completed in the context of a collaboration agreement signed between Arquitectura Viva and the Norman Foster Foundation. The collection comprises almost 500 issues, many of which are sold out, and therefore proceed from the magazine’s permanent archive. A donation of this kind has only been completed once before in the magazine’s history, and this was in 2007 to the Yale Arts Library, coinciding with Luis Fernández-Galiano’s stay as Franke Fellow at Yale University’s Whitney Humanities Center. From now on there will be two full collections of the journals (aside from those deposited in Spanish public universities): one in New Haven and the other at the Madrid headquarters of the Norman Foster Foundation, of which Fernández-Galiano is vice president.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.