David Leatherbarrow and Miquel Adrià
A thrilling tour through 12 of the most recent projects from architect Javier Sordo Madaleno, who is best known for thoughtfully designed large-scale projects such as convention centers, hospitals, hotels and commercial plazas that combine a monumental modernity with influences of Mexican vernacular. Sordo Madaleno’s father, the mid-20th-century architect Juan Sordo Madaleno, collaborated with Barragán, Serrano and Legorreta, among others; the son’s work pays homage to his father’s legacy yet takes it into the new generation, as this finely designed and comprehensively illustrated book shows. Just a look at the church of San Josemaria Escriva in Mexico City, totally original yet echoing both Ronchamps and Teotihuacan, shows the deep creativity of Sordo Madeleno’s work.
216 pp / 5 b&w and 195 color
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