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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Le Corbusier was 'militant fascist'
22/04/2015

Le Corbusier was 'militant fascist'

The Telegraph

Controversy erupts in France over books depicting Le Corbusier, pioneer of the modern movement in architecture, as an out and out fascist who had an office in Vichy...

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Madrid’s River Park Documented
02/04/2015

Madrid’s River Park Documented

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Madrid Río, the Spanish capital’s main urban project, is still a character in search of an author. Francisco Burgos, Ginés Garrido, and Fernando Porras-Isla...

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Aesthetics of Energy
13/03/2015

Aesthetics of Energy

Eduardo Prieto

Sustainability nowadays is a sermon heard in all spheres of everyday life. Materials and ‘human resources’ can be sustainable, as societies and even economies...

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Depero, a ‘Minor’ Master. Futurism,100 Years Later
06/03/2015

Depero, a ‘Minor’ Master. Futurism,100 Years Later

Eduardo Prieto

Inexhaustible and multifaceted, Fortunato Depero was one of the leaders of Italian futurism, but is considered a ‘minor master.’ Crouching in the shadow of ...

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Architectures for Life
20/02/2015

Architectures for Life

Eduardo Prieto

If all had gone well, saying that architecture involves creating spaces for life would not be a platitude, but things happen differently. The discipline has preferred forms...

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Stalinist and anti-feminist. Lina Bo Bardi 100
02/01/2015

Stalinist and anti-feminist. Lina Bo Bardi 100

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The centenary of Lina Bo Bardi has heightened the fervor for her figure. The critic Rowan Moore considers the Italian-Brazilian “the most underrated architect...

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Literatura de postrimerías. Muertes de arquitectos
19/12/2014

Literatura de postrimerías. Muertes de arquitectos

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The author presents the book as a literary game, a joke, or a pastime, but these two dozen accounts of the circumstances in which important architects...

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‘Arts & Architecture’ Facsimile Edition
28/11/2014

‘Arts & Architecture’ Facsimile Edition

Eduardo Prieto

“A legendary magazine of the West Coast.” Thus begins the foreword to the facsimile reprint – in ten volumes and 6,076 pages – of Arts & Architecture, the California...

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Postwar Californian Houses
14/11/2014

Postwar Californian Houses

Juan Coll-Barreu

Does it make sense to talk about ‘the Californian house’? Probably not. The plurality of paths, interests, and answers to the domestic problem of postwar California exceeds...

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Personal Portraits by Tusquets
31/10/2014

Personal Portraits by Tusquets

Jorge Sainz

“I’ll bring the girls.” This seeming frivolity captures the tone of this book by Oscar Tusquets, his fifth collection of essays. This time the texts are ‘portraits’ of a miscellaneous cast...

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Le Corbusier, A Legacy Revised
17/10/2014

Le Corbusier, A Legacy Revised

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Half a century after his death, the bibliography on Le Corbusier is truly overwhelming, and in this section we have tried to cover the most significant examples...

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The Ideology of the Web
26/09/2014

The Ideology of the Web

Eduardo Prieto

In 1834 Victor Hugo complained about the printing press killing craftmanship; in 1961 Marshall McLuhan said that electronics had killed printing...

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Monumental Mies. Two Essential Works
12/09/2014

Monumental Mies. Two Essential Works

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The intellectual testament of a historian who left us too soon, the Mies of Detlef Mertins is a colosal interpretation of the German master’s work...

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Koolhaas, Access to Tools
22/08/2014

Koolhaas, Access to Tools

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Decomposing architecture into its different elements is something that was already present in Vitruvius, and certainly in Alberti and the subsequent treatises...

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Utopias and Revolts
14/08/2014

Utopias and Revolts

Eduardo Prieto

When he wrote that bit about man being a political animal, Aristotle could not have imagined that his thesis would be completed by Joseph Beuys...

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Architecture and Energy
21/07/2014

Architecture and Energy Pdf

Fireplace is one of fifteen books, edited by Rem Koolhaas as the catalog of his exhibition at the Venice Architecure Biennale, which individually study that same number of fundamental ‘elements’ of the discipline. In it, Sébastien Marot analyzes the historiographic milestones in the study of thermal spaces, from Semper, Mumford or Giedion to Banham or Fernández-Galiano.

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Peter Zumthor, Opera Omnia
30/05/2014

Peter Zumthor, Opera Omnia

Eduardo Prieto

Some architects are able to build with words. Others are suspicious of them, believing that the best platforms are buildings. This is the opinion of Peter Zumthor...

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The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock
09/05/2014

The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock

David Rivera

In the 1970s, the historian Marc Ferro tried to bring film studies into respectable academic domains, and found himself faced with lack of sympathy on the part of his austere...

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Interrogating Art
24/04/2014

Interrogating Art

Luis Fernández-Galiano

The hermetism of the latest art either fascinates or irritates. The writer Enrique Vila-Matas, who participated in Documenta 13 by sitting down to write in a Chinese restaurant...

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16th-Century Italian Architecture
14/04/2014

16th-Century Italian Architecture

J. A. Flores

What should good professors do when they retire? Put into writing everything they devoted their academic life to, before their teachings fall into oblivion. This is what Colin Rowe did with the original...

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Three Decades of Zaha Hadid
08/04/2014

Three Decades of Zaha Hadid

Edgar González

Continuing the saga of the most prolific architects of recent times, the editor of the Architecture Now! series, Philip Jodidio, has now published a monograph on Zaha Hadid...

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Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture
02/04/2014

Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture

Anthologies are a difficult genre, more so if the universe it seeks to synthetize covers a hundred years and five continents. With its Atlas of 20th Century World Architecture, Phaidon has come out...

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Architecture and Photography
26/03/2014

Architecture and Photography

If modern architecture found in photography a perfect channel for dissemination, photography saw in buildings and cities a new field of inquiry. This mutual discovery was a premise of the 2nd Architecture and Photography Congress...

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Múltiples estrategias de arquitectura
20/03/2014

Múltiples estrategias de arquitectura

Lots of blogs are afflicted by verbal incontinence and vacuous subjectivity. Few are the bloggers who, like Santiago de Molina, know to use the medium’s immediacy...

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Fernando Romero, FR-EE
18/03/2014

Fernando Romero, FR-EE

The Mexican architect Fernando Romero (1971) worked with Rem Koolhaas from 1995 to 2000, then returned to his country to set up his own practice, FR-EE, in the capital. An office was opened in New York in 2010...

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New Natures, Logroño's Intermodal Station
11/03/2014

New Natures, Logroño's Intermodal Station

Resulting from burying some train tracks, Logroño’s Intermodal Station by Ábalos + Sentkiewicz is also a huge park and an ambitious city operation. ‘New Natures’ records the evolution of this complex project from competition...

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Werner Tscholl, the architect builder
07/03/2014

Werner Tscholl, the architect builder

There is a German term for an architect builder, ‘Baumeister’, which is what Werner Tscholl is. Born in 1955 in Alto Adige, at Italy’s borders with Austria and Switzerland, Tscholl set up practice in 1983...

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On Paulo Mendes da Rocha
05/03/2014

On Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Maite Báguena

Intense research and over a hundred hours of talks with Paulo Mendes da Rocha form the material of this rewriting of the São Paulo architect’s trajectory. Illustrated with...

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David Chipperfield’s Monograph
03/03/2014

David Chipperfield’s Monograph

Eduardo Prieto

David Chipperfield lives in the present without ceasing to look at the past. The literary critic Harold Bloom, referring to writers’ clash referring to writers’ clash with predecessors...

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Housing and Public Space
26/02/2014

Housing and Public Space

José M. Ezquiaga

The value of the book lies mainly in how it considers the dwelling an essential component of the city, and in how it proposes a reading...

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New Books
AV Monografías 216 - VO TRONG NGHIA AV Monographs
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.
Arquitectura Viva 216 - E2A Arquitectura Viva
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.
AV Proyectos 93 - SERGISON BATES AV Proyectos
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.
Other publications
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
RCR arquitectes RCR arquitectes
Land architecture, but also architecture of the land. After three decades of work, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have obtained universal recognition for a stubbornly local oeuvre.
SANAA SANAA
The 352-page volume, in hardcover and fully bilingual Spanish-English edition, which gathers the complete oeuvre of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa over almost three decades of work of the three studios they lead in Tokyo
Francis Kéré Francis Kéré
The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
David Chipperfield David Chipperfield
The Fundación ICO presents the bilingual Spanish-English catalogue of the exhibition ‘Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects.’ Featuring thirty works and projects, the book covers thirty years in the career of the British architect. 
Juan Navarro Baldeweg Juan Navarro Baldeweg
The Fundación ICO publishes, in bilingual Spanish-English edition, the catalogue of the exhibition ‘One Zodiac. Juan Navarro Baldeweg,’ which covers the professional career of the Spanish architect, establishing connections between his works as if they formed a zodiac, a ring of constellations. 
The Architect is Present The Architect is Present
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘The Architect is Present’ shows the work of five studios that work in underprivileged contexts, proving that scarcity of means can stimulate technical inventiveness and comunity participation.
Spain mon amour Spain mon amour
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘Spain mon amour’ reviews recent Spanish architecture through fifteen works in fifteen different cities, completed by five studios and represented by five prominent photographers.
Change of Climate Change of Climate
Following the editions of 2010, 2012, and 2014 – ‘More for Less,’ ‘The Common,’ and ‘The Necessary,’ the 4th international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad set out to examine ‘Change of Climate’ in architecture, now undergoing deep change.
Necessary Architecture Necessary Architecture
Following the editions of 2010 and 2012, ‘More for Less’ and ‘The Common,’ the third international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad came with the heading of ‘Necessary Architecture’, centering upon values of austerity but also on cultural aspects of architecture.
The Common The Common
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2012) appealed to civic solidarity as an instrument of architecture in facing the urgent economic and environmental challenges of today.
More for Less More for Less
Organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad, the congress (Pamplona, June 2010) aimed to take stock of the change of mood in architecture. Published in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book presents the interviews with the participants.
Atlas: Europe Atlas: Europe
Devoted to the most recent architecture of the European continent, it is the fourth volume in a series which develops and updates the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
Devoted to the most recent architecture of Africa and the Middle East, is the third volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: America Atlas: America
Devoted to the latest architecture of America, it is the second volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Asia and Pacífic Atlas: Asia and Pacífic
This Atlas, devoted to the latest architecture of Asia and the Pacific, is the first volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas. Circa 2000 Atlas. Circa 2000
The BBVA Foundation presents Atlas. Arquitectura global circa 2000, a volume of 312 pages published also in Spanish. Centered on the period opened by the Fall of the Berlin Wall, this work intends to be a critical assessment of world architecture in our global times.
Spain Builds, 1975-2010 Spain Builds, 1975-2010
Second edition of the work published in 2006 coinciding with the exhibition on architecture in Spain held at the MoMA. Now, to mark Spain's presence at Expo Shanghai, the oeuvre is extended, adding Chinese to the original languages.
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