Author Alberto Campo Baeza, Text by Richard Meier and David Chipperfield and Kenneth Frampton
A comprehensive survey of the work of a master of modernist design today.
Alberto Campo Baeza, one of contemporary architecture’s most distinguished voices, is renowned for a body of work that exudes the power of radical simplicity. The architectural ideas expressed in his buildings have ranged in scale from such small but beautiful residential structures as the Turégano, Gaspar, and De Blas houses to cultural facilities such as Andalucia’s Museum of Memory in Granada, an addition to his earlier achievement, the Caja General Bank Headquarters. All share an uncompromising dedication to simple composition and demonstrate the ways in which he so brilliantly deploys disciplined restraint to achieve architectural silence in the face of the clamor of the modern city.
This monograph features projects spanning four decades of international architectural practice. Contributions by Richard Meier and David Chipperfield offer critical commentary on Campo Baeza’s persistent quest for beauty and relevance through his adherence to simplicity and a deeply felt devotion to modernist principles of architecture.
About The Author
Alberto Campo Baeza is the founding principal of his eponymous architecture studio and emeritus head professor of design at the Madrid School of Architecture, ETSAM, where he has been a tenured professor for more than thirty-five years. Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University and began his career in the early 1960s designing projects that have become icons of modern architecture. David Chipperfield founded his own architecture practice in 1985, which comprises offices in London, Berlin, Milan, and Shanghai. Architect, critic, historian, and author Kenneth Frampton is the Emeritus Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, where he taught from 1972 to 2020.