Álvaro Siza: The Function of Beauty

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"âAlvaro Siza is considered Portugal's greatest living architect. His buildings are known for their austere beauty and imaginativce relationship to their surroundings ... Each project in the book is explained in-depth with texts by ... Carlos Castanheira, Nuno Higino, and âAlvaro Siza himself, and shown through photographs by Fernando Guerra ... complete sets of drawings and a wealth of Siza's sketches ... the buildings in this book ... include many projects in Portugal and others constructed around the globe"--

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Carlos Castanheira was born in Lisbon in 1957. He has had a private practice since 1991, but had previously worked for Alvaro Siza for fourteen years, and they maintain a working relationship and strong friendship. Outside of his architecture practice, which primarily builds private houses, he is active in many different parts of the architectural community, including participating in conferences and juries for competitions, teaching and serving as an external examiner at schools of architecture, curating exhibitions, and editing and publishing books and catalogues. Alvaro Siza, born in 1933, is considered one of Portugal's greatest architects. He studied at the University of Porto School of Architecture from 1949 to 1955. After working with Fernando Tavora, he opened a private practice in Porto in 1949. Siza has received honorary degrees from and taught in universities around the world, including Portgual, the United States, Switzerland, and South America. His work has been the subject of numerous books and exhibitions, and he has been honoured with many awards, including the 1992 Pritzker Prize, the `European Award for Architecture' from the Economic European Community/Mies van der Rohe Foundation, and the Gold Medal of the Alvar Aalto Foundation.

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Book Description Phaidon Press, 2009. Gebundene Ausgabe. Condition: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Sofort-Versand - Alvaro Siza (1933) studied at the School of Architecture of the University of Oporto. Between 1955 and 1958 he worked in the studio of Fernando Tavora. he embarked on his professional career with the Boa Nova Restaurant (Leca da Palmeira, 1963). In this initial phase, his works combined modern typology with the vernacular tradition. Nonetheless, he constantly returns to clear volumes, like the great white parallellepiped of Avelino Duarte House (Ovar, 1985), which brings together all his earlier experience of housing typologies, including his major intervention in this area Quinta da Malagueira (Evora, 1977). Since the eighties, he has been commissioned to carry out a wide variety of porjects, ranging from the Santiago de Compostela Museum of Contemporary Art (1993) to the School of Education in Setubal (1992). 320 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # INF1000376708

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