MONEO El profesor
The new series 'Retratos' – edited by Arquitectura Viva, in Spanish only – presents various texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano has written on the life and work of a selection of contemporary architects. Moneo el professor is the first title coming out, to be followed in succession by those on Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron, Peter Eisenman, and Santiago Calatrava. Illustrated with the architects' own drawings and enriched with in-depth interviews, biographical profiles, and analyses of building works, these small books wish to paint a pixelated portrait of current masters, informative and critical at the same time.
Containing 96 pages in paperback, Moneo el professor features sixteen articles, published in the past three decades, that run through the fertile career of Rafael Moneo. Preceded by a brief biography that will help the reader situate the buildings covered in a timeline, the sequence of essays begins with the foreword to the monograph on his work that AV produced in 1992, and ends with two pieces offering the architect's own reflections on his intellectual journey and the development of his oeuvre. The rest of the texts tackle in detail projects like the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, the Illa in Barcelona, the extension of Murcia City Hall, the Kursaal of San Sebastián, the cathedral of Los Angeles, and the Bank of Spain in Madrid, and use Moneo's academic facet to point out lessons incorporated into each of the works, from the Bankinter headquarters or the museum in Mérida, which he himself has explained in articles and books, he who is first and foremost a professor.
Collection 'Retratos', 2020
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