Poetic spaces, surreal structures and dramatic visions. The career of Ricardo Bofill is collected in this book, 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. His visions for urban and communal life challenged preconceived notions of shared space and proposed alternative styles of living.
This volume explores his revolutionary approach by profiling his greatest projects like La Fábrica, Walden 7, La Muralla Roja, Abraxas or Hôtel Costes K in Paris. Especially for the monograph commissioned photography by Salva López, texts by experts like Nacho Alegre and Douglas Murphy as well as by Bofill himself are complemented with sketches and floor plans.
In Bofill’s work, History has been a constant presence, not only in the form of the continuing analysis and interpretation of the culture and architecture of the past, but also by means of the impetus given to new tendencies, to involvement in the social movements of the day and the creation of alternative responses to contemporary problems.
Ricardo Bofill, born in 1939 in Barcelona, graduated from the Barcelona University School of Architecture and the School of Geneva. In 1963, he gathered a multidisciplinary, multitalented group in order to confront the complexity of architectural practice; architects, engineers, planners, sociologist, writers, movie makers and philosophers, conformed what is known today as the Taller de Arquitectura. The monograph is published in the same year as Ricardo Bofill is turning 80.
Editors gestalten & Ricardo Bofill
Features Linen quarter-binding, full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 300 pages
Format 24.5 × 33 cm, 9 ¾ × 13 inches
Price € 49.90 (D) £ 45 $ 69
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Europe: March 5, 2019
International: May 8, 2019