Por qué importa la arquitectura
In Por qué importa la arquitectura (Why Architecture Matters) Paul Goldberger, possibly the most influential architecture critic of the last few decades, elaborates a wonderful treaty in which he explains with a concise and brilliant prose how architecture not only provides us with shelter but also shapes our relationship to space and time in a singular way, not only as individuals but as a society, contributing in this way to to the construction of significant spaces that bear our collective memory and which therefore hold a profound symbolic, civic and ethical value. As Luis Fernández-Galiano states in his preface, Goldbergers impressionist style, with convictions as eclectic as they are firm, bridges the gap between patrimonial architecture, which anybody can enjoy, and avant-garde architecture, which fewer people accept, in order to draw the profane public closer to the secrets of this discipline that lies always in the threshold between aesthetics and function. Jorge Sainzs thorough translation has enriched the text and has expanded its focus in an ecumenical and brilliant way, making it more universal in tone.
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