Santiago Calatrava is not only one of the world's most prominent architects, but is also an engineer, sculptor, and painter. With recent projects such as the stadium for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and the new railway station in Liege, Belgium, he has unarguably made his name in Europe and continues to look further ahead. The only architect ever to have his work exhibited at both the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, he is currently designing the main transport hub for the Ground Zero site in Manhattan as well as the tallest building in the United States: the 115-story Fordham Spire to be built in Chicago. Winner of the 2005 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, Calatrava is one of the greatest and most innovative architects alive.
He collaborated extensively with Philip Jodidio to create this monograph that traces his illustrious career so far and places his architecture in the context of his art, where nature meets engineering. All of Calatrava's work, from his astonishing suspended swimming pool at Zurich's Federal Institute of Technology to his latest designs, is featured in this lavishly illustrated volume....Continua