Villegas Editores, 1998 - Architecture - 239 pages
Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona has translated pragmatic and poetic concepts and intentions into physical form. These result from the architect's deep communion with and understanding of the materials and processes, as well as of the historic-cultural context in which his architectural intervention takes place. Salmona's oeuvre, including such notable examples as the Torres del Parque (1967) in Bogota, the Presidential House for Illustrious Guests (1981) in Cartagena, the Quimbaya Museum (1983) in Armenia and the National Archive of the Nation (1992) in Bogota, is without doubt one of the most prolific and significant of those produced on this continent during the second half of this century. This book, a tribute to, rather than an exhaustive study of the architect's work, consists of a personal and selective interpretation at the iconographic and textual level, in particular of the work which post-dated the Torres del Parque.
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