An updated version of the monography on Emilio Ambasz is being published to mark two important exhibitions at the Reina Sofia National Art Museum in Madrid and the Grimaldi Forum in Montecarlo. Currently Emilio Ambasz lives in America but works all over the world: in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
This is the updated, expanded version of the book devoted to Emilio Ambasz (born in Argentina, 1943), a versatile and extraordinarily innovative artist, whose talent ranges from architecture to town planning, from industrial design to interior design; he even designs furniture. His designs for the Mycal Cultural Center in Sanda in Japan, the Museum of American Folk Art in New York and the glasshouses for the Botanical Garden in San Antonio, Texas, are famous. Ambasz, described as a ‘teller of fairy-tales’ is someone whom it is difficult to place using conventional critical tools. All his designs and buildings are distinctive on account of his impassioned search for unlikely solutions, his reluctance to use any kind of codified notion of Modernism and for the close rapport he sees between nature and architecture.