Santiago Calatrava: The Complete Works
Rizzoli International Publications Inc.
The launch of the new Museum of Modern Art in New York begs the question, what is modern now? While the dramatic and curving forms of Calatrava break plenty of the rules normally associated with modern architecture, you must admit that his bold, elegant style is hardly a throwback either. His work embodies the idea of the new -- albeit where engineering and artistry happily coexist, a traditional aspect of architecture. The 21st-century poses a whole new range of architectural possibilities.