Tag: Antonio Sant’Elia

Necrotectónicas. Architects' deaths
17-06-2014 No Comments

Necrotectónicas. Architects’ deaths

The love for the architecture makes many people venerate his authors, want to know more of his lives and, sigh, of his deaths. It seems as if this way we were capable of understanding them better and of valuing more his works, which are, definitively, the only ones that matter. These deaths of the biggest architects them go down the […]

Unclassifiable architectures: the "Goetheanum" (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid
08-11-2013 No Comments

Unclassifiable architectures: the “Goetheanum” (R.Steiner, 1926-28) | Rodrigo Almonacid

Unclassifiable. Indescribable. Inabarcable. Inaprensible. In-“not-I know-how many-things”… The GOETHEANUM is one of these works of Modern Architecture that destabilizes the spectator, already be profane or learned this one in Architecture. Not uselessly, estimated reading, it is the this one of these big works ignored by the big priests of the Historiography of the Modern Movement as Giedion, Pevsner, or Hitchcock, for […]

Hugh Ferriss and North America: The Dramatic Rhetoric of the Great Scale
30-09-2009 34 Comments

Hugh Ferriss and North America: The Dramatic Rhetoric of the Great Scale

Hugh Ferriss (1889-1962) is one of those prominent figures who, supported on the fantasies of the skill with the pencil and his expressiveness, constructed a good part of the images of the future, almost one century ago behind. With the distortion of the point of escape typical of the Italian Antonio Sant ‘ Elia that the Russians Chernijov, Leonidov, Vesnin […]