Juan Navarro Baldeweg
Le Opera Gli Scritti La Critica
By Francesco Del Co, et al.
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
408 pages, Illustrated
The book catalogs in a systematic way all the architectural works of Juan Navarro Baldeweg (Santander, 1939), one of the leading and most original masters of contemporary Spanish. Painter and architect, Navarro Baldeweg, alternates its activity in framework a formal research driven by a voltage design concept. With quiet obstinacy Navarro Baldeweg confronts his job paying attention to the watchful material of a different nature and origin of disparate elements he uses in his works, whether such a painting, an exhibition, a construction. As pointed out by Juan José Angel González García Lahuerta and essays that introduce the monograph, the search of the Spanish is animated by a personal visual culture. This culture is the common denominator of a project that sweeping through different formal languages it highlights the specificity as demonstrated by the contrast between the pleasure of color painting reveals that compared to naturally calm coloristic the architectural work. The works on display cover the whole of his career Navarro Baldeweg the first projects of the late seventies to the present day, among the recent works: the museum and study center of the Cave of Altamira in Cantabria (2000), the seat of the University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona (2008), the stage of the Grand Canal in Madrid (2008), the Kunsthalle in Amersfoort in the Netherlands Pasei (2009).
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