The new 'Portraits' collection, edited by Arquitectura Viva, collects different texts by Luis Fernández-Galiano on the life and work of a group of contemporary architects. Moneo elprofessor is the first title of the same, and in successive deliveries the rest dedicated to Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron, Peter Eisenman and Santiago Calatrava will appear. Illustrated with drawings by the architects themselves, and enriched with in-depth interviews, biographical sketches and analyzes of the works, these little books offer pixelated portraits of today's masters, informative and critical at the same time.
The book Moneo elprofessor , with 96 pages and in soft cover, collects sixteen articles, published over the last three decades, that cover the fertile career of Rafael Moneo. Introduced by a brief biography that makes it easier to locate the different buildings discussed in his career, the sequence of texts begins with the presentation of the monograph on his work published by AV in 1992 and closes with two reflections by the architect himself on his itinerary intellectual and on the development of his work. The remaining texts deal in detail with projects such as the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, the Illa of Barcelona, the expansion of the Murcia City Hall, the Kursaal in San Sebastián, the Los Angeles Cathedral or the Bank of Spain in Madrid, and use the academic dimension de Moneo to suggest the lessons incorporated in each of his works, from the Bankinter headquarters or the Mérida museum, which he himself has taken care to explain in articles and books, a teacher after all.
'Portraits' Collection, 2020 Spanish Language Soft cover 96 pages