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Sunday, November 17, 2019
The Unsinkable Modernist
18/09/2019

The Unsinkable Modernist

The New York Review of Books

Whatever else one might think of Walter Gropius it is hard not to be impressed by his most salient talent: survival...

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Don’t panic. Yet
13/09/2019

Don’t panic. Yet

TLS

Gabrielle Walker on climate change – the scale of the problem and the possible solutions. we have a lot to learn from past mistakes in the battle against climate change...

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L’histoire contemporaine au prisme de l’architecture
26/08/2019

L’histoire contemporaine au prisme de l’architecture Pdf

Le Monde

Les chroniques architecturales écrites par Luis Fernandez-Galiano pour «El País», entre 1993 et 2006, tissent le récit passionnant d’une période de bouleversements intenses...

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Villoro’s City of Mexico
23/08/2019

Villoro’s City of Mexico

Luis Fernández-Galiano

If a horizontal Babel exists, it has to be the City of Mexico. The biblical Tower of Babel was for a long time the emblem of the cupiditas aedificandi...

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Drawing Buildings and Data
16/08/2019

Drawing Buildings and Data

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Coffee table books have bad press, but these two volumes deserve attention. Drawing Architecture gathers almost 300 drawings, from a Sumerian sanctuary floor...

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Shadows of Le Corbusier
13/08/2019

Shadows of Le Corbusier

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Le Corbusier continues to pass from lights to shadows. In 2015, the 50th anniversary of his death coincided with the publication of three books written by François Chaslin...

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Walter Gropius in Three Acts
10/08/2019

Walter Gropius in Three Acts

Joaquín Medina Warmburg

The centenary of the Bauhaus coincides with the fiftieth death anniversary of its founder and director, the architect Walter Gropius (1883-1969). The double celebration...

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Giedion and America
08/08/2019

Giedion and America

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Espacio, tiempo y arquitectura se publicó originalmente en inglés, y la carrera del autor de la biblia del Movimiento Moderno es inseparable de sus vínculos...

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Franco’s Engineers
05/08/2019

Franco’s Engineers

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Engineers built Franco’s regime. Contradicting the convention that sees Francoism distanced from technology and science, the young historian Lino Camprubí...

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‘Alexandrine Years’ in ‘Casabella’
31/07/2019

‘Alexandrine Years’ in ‘Casabella’ Pdf

Italian magazine Casabella (899-900) reviews The Age of Spectacle and Time of Uncertainty, in which Luis Fernández-Galiano compiles his articles on architecture published in El País from 1993 to 2006...

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The architect as biographer of recent modernity
27/07/2019

The architect as biographer of recent modernity

El País / Estrella de Diego

In Alexandrine Years, Luis Fernández-Galiano collects his articles on architecture published in El País from 1993 to 2006...

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Spectacle and uncertainty
25/06/2019

Spectacle and uncertainty

Revista de libros / Miguel Aguiló

With the English subtitle “A Chronicle of Architecture,” the two volumes of Alexandrine Years collect the articles published by Luis Fernández-Galiano in El País...

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A Chronicle of Architecture
19/06/2019

A Chronicle of Architecture

Fahrenheit 451 / Pablo Delgado

Luis Fernández-Galiano publishes a selection of his most important articles written between 1993 and 2006 on architecture...

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The ‘Bold Vagaries’ of Frank Furness
19/06/2019

The ‘Bold Vagaries’ of Frank Furness

The New York Review of Books

Late-nineteenth-century Chicago is widely deemed to have been the crucible of modern architecture in this country—the birthplace of the skyscraper, the city that nurtured...

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Central Asia's Wild Soviet Architecture
28/05/2019

Central Asia's Wild Soviet Architecture

Wired

Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego developed an interest in Soviet architecture while working on projects in Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and Belarus...

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An American Führer. Philip Johnson, a Biography
15/05/2019

An American Führer. Philip Johnson, a Biography

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Should biographers respect their subjects? Not necessarily, but even in books about serial killers, authors try to dig beneath the skin of protagonists. No such thing happens...

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Cities, Ideas for a Brighter Future
03/04/2019

Cities, Ideas for a Brighter Future

National Geographic

By 2050 the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion. Nearly 70 percent of this booming population—6.7 billion people— is projected to live in urban areas...

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‘The Age of Spectacle’ and ‘Time of Uncertainty’
25/03/2019

‘The Age of Spectacle’ and ‘Time of Uncertainty’

Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.

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Presentation of ‘The Age of Spectacle’ and ‘Time of Uncertainty’
11/03/2019

Presentation of ‘The Age of Spectacle’ and ‘Time of Uncertainty’

The presentation of the two volumes of Alexandrine Years took place in Ivorypress Madrid on 19 February, with the participation of Norman Foster and Rafael Moneo...

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Fernández-Galiano analyzes the world through architecture in ‘Alexandrine Years’
21/02/2019

Fernández-Galiano analyzes the world through architecture in ‘Alexandrine Years’

El País / Ferrán Bono

“It would be very hard to find a critic with the training of Luis,” said Rafael Moneo to a packed audience. He was referring to the Navarre-born architect seated to his left, Luis Fernández-Galiano, author of the book Alexandrine Years…

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Luis Fernández-Galiano: "Architecture makes our lives better”
21/02/2019

Luis Fernández-Galiano: "Architecture makes our lives better”

El Mundo / Luis Alemany

All the topics that a reader expects to find in a newspaper appear in the articles that Luis Fernández-Galiano – architect, professor, critic, and editor of architecture magazines – wrote for the daily El País from 1993 to 2006, with architecture as thread…

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Catalog of Francis Kéré show at Museo ICO
14/01/2019

Catalog of Francis Kéré show at Museo ICO

Arquitectura Viva has published the catalog of ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements,’ the ICO Museum exhibition on the Burkinabe architect, curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano, which has been extended through 2 February.

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Koolhaas-Boom!
07/01/2019

Koolhaas-Boom!

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Four years later, the fifteen small books making up the catalog of the Venice Biennale directed by Koolhaas have been republished in a larger and thicker single volume...

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Menil Memorial
02/01/2019

Menil Memorial

Luis Fernández-Galiano

American museums engrave the names of benefactors on a ‘donors wall.’ This biography of Dominique and John de Menil begins with thanks to the hundreds who...

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Philip Johnson, the Man Who Made Architecture Amoral
23/12/2018

Philip Johnson, the Man Who Made Architecture Amoral

The New Yorker

How a giant of twentieth-century architecture escaped—and enacted—his far-right past. In 1936, on a fairground on Chicago’s...

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Elliott on Two Nationalisms
29/11/2018

Elliott on Two Nationalisms

Luis Fernández-Galiano

Tying up the histories of Catalonia and Scotland from the 15th century to the present, John Elliott has written a book that is both topical and timeless. It is comparative...

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A Resilient Urban Model
09/11/2018

A Resilient Urban Model

Pablo Canga

We are witnessing an unprecedented urbanization process. A UN report says that in 2050, two-thirds of humanity will be living in cities...

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Rick Joy celebrates 25th anniversary with retrospective tome
03/10/2018

Rick Joy celebrates 25th anniversary with retrospective tome

Rick Joy started his practice in Tucson, Arizona, in 1993, bringing a crafted, material approach to residential design. Projects like the Desert Nomad House of 2006 were part of a renaissance in desert building...

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10 of the best new luxury hostels
14/09/2018

10 of the best new luxury hostels

The Guardian

From India to Peru, all these places offer boutique-hotel touches at budget prices. We pick 10 recent openings from a new book on posh hostels...

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Saving the Yamuna River
13/09/2018

Saving the Yamuna River

ABC

The Spanish architect Iñaki Alday leads a project in India to clean up one of the planet's most polluted urban rivers...

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AV Monografías 218_219 - KENGO KUMA AV Monographs
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English texts placed side by side.
Arquitectura Viva 218 - BAROZZI VEIGA Arquitectura Viva
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story, works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013 on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
AV Proyectos 94 - EMBT AV Proyectos
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details), heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.
Other publications
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle Time of Uncertainty
Luis Fernández-Galiano portrays the development of architecture in the course of the turn of the century through 256 articles written for El País from 1993 to 2006, presented in 2 volumes containing close to 2,500 images and 2,000 references to the protagonists of projects and debates of the period in question.
A Chronicle of Architecture Time of Uncertainty
Through a selection of essays written by Luis Fernández-Galiano for El País, Time of Uncertainty – volume 2 of Alexandrine Years – examines the beginnings of a 21st century marked by 9/11, wars, and climate change.
A Chronicle of Architecture The Age of Spectacle
The Age of Spectacle, volume 1 of the book Alexandrine Years, offers a chronicle of the bonanza and optimism of the 20th century’s closing years through texts that Luis Fernández-Galiano wrote for the newspaper El País.
RCR arquitectes RCR arquitectes
Land architecture, but also architecture of the land. After three decades of work, Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have obtained universal recognition for a stubbornly local oeuvre.
SANAA SANAA
The 352-page volume, in hardcover and fully bilingual Spanish-English edition, which gathers the complete oeuvre of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa over almost three decades of work of the three studios they lead in Tokyo
Francis Kéré Francis Kéré
The ICO Foundation has published a bilingual (Spanish and English) catalog of the exhibition ‘Francis Kéré: Primary Elements.’ Presenting a selection of 33 works, the book journeys through the professional trajectory of the Burkinabe architect.
David Chipperfield David Chipperfield
The Fundación ICO presents the bilingual Spanish-English catalogue of the exhibition ‘Essentials. David Chipperfield Architects.’ Featuring thirty works and projects, the book covers thirty years in the career of the British architect. 
Juan Navarro Baldeweg Juan Navarro Baldeweg
The Fundación ICO publishes, in bilingual Spanish-English edition, the catalogue of the exhibition ‘One Zodiac. Juan Navarro Baldeweg,’ which covers the professional career of the Spanish architect, establishing connections between his works as if they formed a zodiac, a ring of constellations. 
The Architect is Present The Architect is Present
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘The Architect is Present’ shows the work of five studios that work in underprivileged contexts, proving that scarcity of means can stimulate technical inventiveness and comunity participation.
Spain mon amour Spain mon amour
Published by the Fundación ICO in a bilingual edition, Spanish and English, the book ‘Spain mon amour’ reviews recent Spanish architecture through fifteen works in fifteen different cities, completed by five studios and represented by five prominent photographers.
Atlas: Europe Atlas: Europe
Devoted to the most recent architecture of the European continent, it is the fourth volume in a series which develops and updates the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Africa and M. East Atlas: Africa and M. East
Devoted to the most recent architecture of Africa and the Middle East, is the third volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published in 2007 by the BBVA Foundation, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: America Atlas: America
Devoted to the latest architecture of America, it is the second volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas: Asia and Pacífic Atlas: Asia and Pacífic
This Atlas, devoted to the latest architecture of Asia and the Pacific, is the first volume in a series of four which develop and update the work published by the BBVA Foundation in 2007, Atlas. Global Architecture circa 2000. The current publication, of 320 pages, is also edited in Spanish.
Atlas. Circa 2000 Atlas. Circa 2000
The BBVA Foundation presents Atlas. Arquitectura global circa 2000, a volume of 312 pages published also in Spanish. Centered on the period opened by the Fall of the Berlin Wall, this work intends to be a critical assessment of world architecture in our global times.
Spain Builds, 1975-2010 Spain Builds, 1975-2010
Second edition of the work published in 2006 coinciding with the exhibition on architecture in Spain held at the MoMA. Now, to mark Spain's presence at Expo Shanghai, the oeuvre is extended, adding Chinese to the original languages.
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