Ricardo Bofill's name has become synonymous with the word, timeless. We celebrate 60 years of the architects’ works that span the globe with their utopian design and other worldly structure. As opposed to his peers, Bofill was successful in manifesting entities that exude a sense of fantasy and whimsy. Drenched in bright colours and overcome by twists and turns, each of his projects tells an elusive, and yet very apparent tale.
Trawling through decades of work, one is subject to sweeping eras of trends ahead of their time. From the grandiose Arcades du Lac, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to the enigmatic and inexplicable Xanadu, Bofill has been successful in creating a plethora of structures that showcase his own character and ethos.
Now for sale via Gestalten is Bofill’s book, Visions of Architecture. This monograph journeys through emotive and powerful imagery of the architects’ many projects dating back to a classic home sitting on the island of Ibiza – it is essential for anyone passionate about architecture.
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