The work of a contemporary architect capable of "giving form" to classical tradition and modern ideas, documented with precision in photographs, graphics and sketches.
[Alberto Campo Baeza. Projects and works] In the fundamental essay prior to the presentation of the works of Alberto Campo Baeza, the author investigates the references involved in the study of the accomplishments of the Spanish architect, from the debut in the 1970s to the latest projects at the end of the millennium. Faithful to the precept “less is more” of Mies van der Rohe – reinterpreted as “más con menos” – Campo Baeza makes variation, as opposed to variety, one of the dominant notes of his architecture, which can certainly not be reduced – as some critics have attempted – to a question of mild minimalist research. The works published in this volume – illustrated by a fine selection of color photographs, graphics and sketches – clearly define the poetics of Campo Baeza. Capable of selectively rejecting the enticements of the contemporary, this architect grasps the “essential” character of the present, a condition his architecture masterfully expresses in form.