Publication: Matéria-Prima: Um Olhar sobre o arquivo de Álvaro Siza [Raw Material: A Look at the Archive of Álvaro Siza]
by André Tavares, Dafne Editora, 2017
DATE: 12/12/2017
"This book (the seventh in the "Collection" series) shows the broad spectrum of the recently acquired Álvaro Siza Archive in the Serralves Collection. The incessant use of drawing, sketching and technical representation to prefigure forms and spaces in a process of successive approach to the desired result, is a hallmark of Siza´s practice, but this Archive is more than drawings or building plans. Taking it as a raw material, André Tavares reveals how correspondence with clients, photographic records of the opinions of the different actors involved in the construction process, the minutes of meetings and the reports of the tensions in the shipyards are recorded in episodes that, although invisible in the constructed work, somehow clarify it."

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