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Manuel de Solà-Morales. A Matter of Things | Manuel de Solà-Morales, Kenneth Frampton, Hans Ibelings | 9789056625207

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Manuel de Solà-Morales

A Matter of Things

Author:Manuel de Solà-Morales, Kenneth Frampton, Hans Ibelings

Publisher:NAi Uitgevers

ISBN: 978-90-5662-520-7

  • Paperback
  • English
  • 208 Pages
  • May 20, 2008

The monograph 'A Matter of Things' brings together the work of the Spanish architect and urban planner Manuel de Solà-Morales in book form for the first time.

The publication concentrates on his most important projects and realizations of recent years. Solà-Morales has achieved successful interventions in the urban landscape in many places in Europe: from Antwerp to Trieste, from Groningen to Porto, and from Barcelona to The Hague. For Solà-Morales the city does not consist of abstractions, but of concrete, tangible things. His projects could be regarded as an urban architecture, at the interface of architecture and urban planning. By intervening in this physical reality in a precise manner, with a building, with public space, or sometimes with nothing more than the layout of a public space, but always with concrete things, Solà-Morales effects changes in the city that often transcend the physical or spatial dimensions of the intervention.

The monograph 'A Matter of Things' brings together the work of the Spanish architect and urban planner Manuel de Solà-Morales in book form for the first time.

The publication concentrates on his most important projects and realizations of recent years. Solà-Morales has achieved successful interventions in the urban landscape in many places in Europe: from Antwerp to Trieste, from Groningen to Porto, and from Barcelona to The Hague. For Solà-Morales the city does not consist of abstractions, but of concrete, tangible things. His projects could be regarded as an urban architecture, at the interface of architecture and urban planning. By intervening in this physical reality in a precise manner, with a building, with public space, or sometimes with nothing more than the layout of a public space, but always with concrete things, Solà-Morales effects changes in the city that often transcend the physical or spatial dimensions of the intervention.

All the projects are documented extensively in word and image. Besides texts by Manuel de Solà-Morales himself, the book includes a comprehensive essay by Kenneth Frampton about the architect's work and ideas.

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