This selection of articles salvages glimmers of the trajectories of two dozen figures who made the 20th century a labyrinth of paths that fork. Besides architects, the list includes engineers, urban planners, theorists, and visionaries, in a gallery of personalities which the century’s storms sometimes blew toward communism or fascism. Spain is present through the republican Secundino Zuazo, the Francoist Eduardo Torroja, and the exiled Josep Lluís Sert; an ideological diversity that also puts the two longest-living members of the series at opposite poles: the Naziplile Philip Johnson and the communist Oscar Niemeyer. The random list of names begins chronologically with Adolf Loos and continues all the way up to Minoru Yamasaki, the destruction of whose WTC Twin Towers in 2001 was a historical milestone.
Collection ‘Maestros’, 2021
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