Álvaro Siza’s new monograph by the lens of Duccio Malagamba is impactful and immersive

by Editorial Team

The most recent collaboration between Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza and Italian architectural photographer Duccio Malagamba is a hard-to-miss structure e-book of pure aesthetic delight. Earlier than / After: Álvaro Siza Duccio Malagamba is half the size of the authoritative Siza monograph Phaidon revealed in 2000 and limits itself to twenty initiatives from this architect’s 70 years of follow. Nevertheless, its impression is way higher, supported by Malagamba’s knowledgeable imagery. The images are paired with Siza’s expressive idea sketches on each unfold, which explains the subtitle of the e-book (Siza loosely stands for ‘earlier than’, and Malagamba for ‘after’).

The manufacturing is good-looking and of manageable dimension; the structure is spacious, giving every constructing room to breathe. It’s laborious to convey the sensual expertise of structure in a e-book, particularly when it’s as visually reductivist as Siza’s, however these photos seize the qualities of sunshine and house, subtleties of kind and refinement of element.

Earlier than / After: Álvaro Siza Duccio Malagamba, £79.95 from phaidon.com; additionally out there from Amazon

(Picture credit score: Duccio Malagamba)

Flick by the Alvaro Siza monograph, created in collaboration with photographer Duccio Malagamba

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