a world-renowned architect, structural engineer, sculptor, and artist.
From the Athens 2004 Olympic Sports Complex to the World Trade Center
Transportation Hub in Manhattan, he exhibits a remarkable aesthetic and
engineering prowess with a simultaneous sensitivity for both the appearance and the anatomy of a structure.
With influences ranging from NASA space design to da Vinci’s nature studies, Calatrava’s creations are at once aerodynamic and organicin
their associations. Natural forms and human movements inform a number
of his projects, with a particular interest in the meeting point of equilibrium and dynamism.
This updated monograph gathersdetailed entries, photography, and the original watercolor sketchesthat set Calatrava aside as a unique creative master. It includes all of Calatrava’s original collaborative input, as well as new projectsincluding the Mediopadana Station in Reggio Emilia, Italy, the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, and ongoing works like the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai.
in 1951) studied art and architecture at the ETSA of Valencia and
engineering at the ETH in Zürich. His best-known works include the
Milwaukee Art Museum, the Opera House in his native Valencia, and the
Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden. Calatrava has received the American
Institute of Architects (AIA) 2005 Gold Medal. He is based in New York
Philip Jodidiostudied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now!series and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Oscar Niemeyer, and Zaha Hadid.