These two volumes provide a comprehensive documentation of the creative processes which underlie Santiago Calatrava's diverse and prolific architectural output, featuring his personal thoughts, unique documents and analyses. The first volume presents Calatrava's doctoral thesis which combines the varying disciplines of engineering, mathematics and architecture. In the second volume, three of Calatrava's key sketch books are presented, capturing the essence of his more experimental, biomorphic, surreal, metaphorical, and analogical thinking. It is said that there are two types of creative thought processes; the analytical, problem-solving method and the analogical approach. Traditionally analysis is imbued with the Apollinan spirit whilst Analogy stands for the Dionysian spirit, and artists usually tend towards one or the other principles. In this publication, the editors examine the hypothesis that both creative tendencies are evident in Calatrava's works. These volumes provide a unique glimpse into the mind of this architect where both opposites seem to form a rare synthesis, producing works of the highest quality.
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Book Description Birkhäuser Architecture, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M3764363231