Poetic spaces, surreal structures and dramatic visions. The extraordinary career of Ricardo Bofill is collected in this monograph, which reveals his inspiring approach to architecture, and to life. Ricardo Bofill is one of the 20th century's most unique architects and radical visionaries. With his Taller de Arquitectura he built spaces for everyday life with otherworldly aesthetics, that have been elevated to -iconic status in countless films and images. His visions for urban and communal life -challenged preconceived notions of shared space and proposed alternative styles of living. This monograph explores his revolutionary approach by profiling his greatest projects. Spectacular new photography, texts from experts and from Bofill himself are complemented by working drawings and floor plans. At a time when prevailing styles in architecture are becoming ever more -homogenous, Bofill's fantastic creations -satisfy a longing for originality, personality and progressive ideals.



ISBN: 9783899559408
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 30 Mar 2019
Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
Publication City, Country: Berlin, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 33(H) x 24.5(L)



"gestalten's new ode to the architect" -- ANOTHER MAG
"lists the key buildings of his long career of more than 50 years" -- NUMERO ("recense les batiments cles de sa carriere foisonnante longue de plus de 50 ans")
"recounting Ricardo Bofill's career following his changes and developments" -- ELLE DECOR ITALY (translated from Italian: "racconta la sua carriera seguendo cambiamenti e sviluppi che ne hanno il percorso")
"the monograph also comprises of written excertps by bofill himself, which are complemented with design sketches and floor plans which give a greater insight into the architect's work." -- DESIGNBOOM
"The monograph features beautifully photographed highlights from his long career, complemented by sketches, floor plans and texts from experts" -- British Airways HIGH LIFE
"(Re)decouvrez les projets phare de l'architecte Ricardo Bofill" -- ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST FRANCE
"A monograph that every architecture lover should have in his bookshelf." -- CONDE NAST TRAVELER
"Presenting these alternative forms of living, gestalten's book combines visually striking photography with an insight into the Bofill's original sketches and floor plans. " -- AESTHETICA MAGAZINE
"A substantial 300-page monograph in large-format retraces Ricardo Bofill's 80th birthday in the year of his career." -- DOMUS
"examines the grand career of the Spanish architect" -- AD
"highlights in technicolour the Spanish architect's greatest hits" -- WALLPAPER


Ricardo Bofill: Visions of Architecture

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