Alejandro de la Sota: the architecture of imperfection

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Architectural Association, 1997 - Architecture - 112 pages
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Alejandro de la Sota was born in 1913, and so belongs to the same generation as Jorn Utzon, Denys Lasdun, Aldo van Eyck and Jose Maria Coderch. But it is only in recent years that his work has become known outside Spain. It is an oeuvre of impressive consistency, combining a naked abstraction with a rigorous interest in the character of materials. While Sota clearly drew many lessons from the modern mastersnbsp;-- from Mies in particularnbsp;-- he also defined a language with an internal momentum of its own. This publication traces de la Sota's influence on Spain's contemporary culture of architecture through essays and a visual presentation of his most significant projects, including the Maravillas Gymnasium in Madrid and the Civil Government building in Tarragona.

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Contents

Demythologizing the real Mohsen Mostafavi
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The problem of Architecture Alejandro de la Sota with commentaries by Javier Castanon
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de la Sotas Civil Government building in Tarragona William Curtis
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