EMBT Arquitectes - Eric Maralles & Benedetta - Hardcover and dustcover in good condition
|Catalan architect Enric Miralles was born in Barcelona in 1955, and with his wife Benedetta Tagliabue formed EMBT. Their work together has been innovative and energetic, if not startling at times, as seen in this retrospective. It includes the polychrome School of Music in Hamburg, which uses red and ochre brick and metal cladding; the additions to Utrecht's town hall in the Netherlands, featuring a riot of intelligently mismatched geometric forms; and the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Scottish Parliament Building, which was finished after Miralles's early death in 2000. Each volume in this series of compact architectural monographs highlights the work of a renowned architect. Largely visual, the books typically review some ten or twelve important structures in 150 color photographs and additional plans and details, with brief introductory essays in English, German, Italian, and French, and a chronology.|
Jean Nouvel - Hardcover and dustcover in good condition
Jean Nouvel (Fumel, 1945) studied and started his working life in May 1968 in France. Nouvel was one of the founders of the Mars 1967 movement, which adopted a very critical position on the prevailing bureaucracy and legal anachronisms in architecture. In the early eighties, he won several competitions such as the one for the Institute of the Arab World in Paris and the social housing competition the French Government regularly organized at that time, and which led him to build the famous Nemausus blcoks in Nimes, along with Jean-Marc Ibos and Myrto Vitart. After these projects, his international prestige grew and, in the nineties, he was responsible for projects such as Tours Congress Center, the Euralille Shopping Center, and the Cartier Foundation in Paris.