Synopses & Reviews
Renowned for being a universal designer, Santiago Calatrava has been a singular force in reviving an excitement for construction technology and infrastructure projects. Over the last two decades, Calatrava revolutionized the idea of bridges from utilitarian, mechanical instruments into elegant objects that enhance the sense of place and community of their settings. More than thirty celebrated bridges are featured here in drawings and full-color photography, including never-before-published projects such as the Woodall Rodgers Bridge in Dallas, the Sundial Bridge in Redding, California, as well as bridges in Barcelona, Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Jerusalem, Manchester, the Netherlands, Orléans, Paris, Seville, and Valencia.
About the Author
Alexander Tzonis is Professor of Architectural Theory at the Technical University of Delft. He is author of Santiago Calatrava: The Complete Works, published by Rizzoli, as well as Santiago Calatrava: The Poetics of Movement and Le Corbusier: The Poetics of Machine and Metaphor, both published by Universe. Rebeca Caso Donadei conducts research in the Design Knowledge Systems Center in the Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Delft.