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Author Siza, Álvaro, 1933- author

Title The measure of the West : a representation of travel / edited by Roberto Cremascoli, Laura Geronazzo ; text by Giovanni Chiaramonte, Roberto Cremascoli, Álvaro Siza, Mirko Zardini ; translated from the Italian by Craig Lund
Edition English edition
Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Series desLibris. Books collection
Summary "In 1984, Giovanni Chiaramonte photographed Álvaro Siza's building in Berlin, on whose façade some young people had written Bonjour Tristesse. The image was published on the cover of the magazine Lotus International. The following year, Siza and Chiaramonte met in Évora, on the occasion of a new series by the Italian photographer featuring the buildings of the great Portuguese architect. It marked the beginning of a long friendship and a shared reflection on architecture, photography, and urban life."-- Provided by publisher
"The Measure of the West presents a selection of sixty drawings by Siza and forty photographs taken by Chiaramonte in cities around the world. They make up two parallel routes that lead to the discovery of the shape of the modern city--always hanging in the balance between proportion, in which civilization can develop, and disproportion, in which civilization can go astray. Although animated by different intentions, these sketches and photographs appear as coherent traces of the same design, guided by the same desire to see, discover, understand, and learn. The differences between the black and white strokes of the drawings and the colour of the photographs disappear. Short texts, including thoughts on architecture, photography, drawing, representation, and nature, enrich a "poem of change" taking place in an era of globalization."-- Provided by publisher
Notes Manuscript originally written in Italian and first published in Portuguese under title: A medida do ocidente: viagem na representação
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 21, 2018)
Subject Chiaramonte, Giovanni, 1948- -- Travel.
Siza, Álvaro, 1933- -- Trave
Architectural photography.
Art and architecture.
Cities and towns in art.
Cities and towns -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Form Electronic book
Author Chiaramonte, Giovanni, 1948- author
Cremascoli, Roberto, author, editor
Geronazzo, Laura, editor
Lund, Craig, translator
Zardini, Mirko, author
ISBN 0773555420 (electronic bk.)
9780773555426 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Misura dell'Occidente. English