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Santiago Calatrava in the Glyptothek

Beyond Hellas

Sculptures and paintings by the architect Santiago Calatrava in dialogue with the ancient works that influenced him.

Santiago Calatrava’s encounter with the sculpture collection at the Glyptothek in Munich thirty years ago prompted him to create an extensive series of sculptures titled Die Aegineten (The Aeginetans). This volume focuses attention for the first time on the sculptures and paintings of the famous architect and shows how he was influenced by antiquity.

Die Aegineten—fourteen large-format sculptures made of wrought iron on a pedestal of aged oak—appear as modern, almost abstract variations on the ancient warriors of the temple of Aphaea. They are presented in an exceptional dialogue with the permanent sculpture collection of the Glyptothek and are complemented by a selection of thirty drawings, watercolors, studies, and sculptures of different themes and series that demonstrate Calatrava’s interest in the human body and nature.

144 pages | 80 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 3/4

Art: Art--General Studies, European Art


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