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"Between two worlds" with photographs by Ricardo Cisneros is a journey into the depths of luscious aquatic canvases, the book was conceived by Juan Luque and designed by Monika Bravo with an extended essay written by NY critic Raul Zamudio: the book was printed and bounded beautifully in italy.


GABRIEL CURE LEMAITRE LA ARQUITECTURA DEL DETALLE CONCEPT[O]: MONIKA BRAVO - TWO LEAVES EDITIONS 2012 with essays by Alejandro Bahamon and Carlos Jiménez Moreno photographs by Juan Luque and Monika Bravo who also created the concept and design for the book. In his essay, Carlos Jiménez writes: Having expressed the relevance of the alchemic analysis in the case of the Barcelona Pavilion, we can return to the pages of this book and stress that it is the product of a vision by someone [Monika Bravo] who has been able to see in Gabriel Cure’s architecture all of its ability to transmute itself into sensations, feelings, and emotional experiences. In this truly singular book, the purely rational information about Cure’s work, presented through technical plans and elevations, and in strictly documentary photographs, is framed and even surpassed by a work that is more than editorial. It is art, and because of that, it is able to capture and to show the alchemic qualities in Cure’s work. and Alejandro Bahamón continues in his essay: As Carlos Jiménez affirms in his essay, Monika Bravo has become a master alchemist by showing us, through her gaze, the magic behind Cure’s architecture. Even if Bravo has focused on the particulars, this has not been just for delighting in his compositions, in the richness of his textures, or in the elegance with which Cure treats his work to the last detail. It is neither a fascination with the small scale or the photographic subject, nor the search for a simplified view of the architect's work. It is actually the opposite, as Bravo reveals the starting point, the leitmotif that recurs in each one of Cure’s works, his trademark from which flows an entire sequence of architectural values that culminate in the idea of rebuilding a city. And here, I am not referring to theoretical approaches in the classroom, land management plans, or urban development projects. I am ultimately talking about the way to make a city through the quality of each one of its buildings. Carlos Jiménez escribe en su ensayo " el libro de la alquimista": “(...) este libro (...) es producto de la mirada de quién ha sabido ver en la arquitectura de Gabriel Cure todo aquello que en ella es capaz de transmutarse en sensaciones, sentimientos y experiencias emocionales. En este libro verdaderamente insólito, la información de carácter racional sobre la obra de Cure, consignada en alzados y planos de carácter técnico y en fotografías estrictamente documentales, es enmarcada e incluso sobrepasada por un trabajo que más que editorial es artístico y que por serlo es capaz de captar y exponer todo lo que la obra de Cure tiene de dispositivo alquímico.” y Alejandro Bahamón continua en su ensayo: Como bien apunta Carlos Jiménez en su texto, Monika Bravo se ha convertido en maestra de la alquimia al develarnos, a través de su mirada, la magia que hay detrás de la arquitectura de Cure.Porque si bien Bravo se ha enfocado en las peculiaridades, no ha sido por el simple deleite de sus composiciones, la riqueza de las texturas o la elegancia con que está tratado hasta el último detalle en cada obra realizada por Cure. No es por una fascinación por la pequeña escala o por una cuestión fotográfica, ni mucho menos por la búsqueda de una visión simplista de la obra del arquitecto. Es más bien todo lo contrario, Bravo nos revela el punto de partida, el leit-motif que se repite en cada obra de Cure, su seña particular, de donde se desprende toda una secuencia de valores arquitectónicos que culminan en la idea de rehacer ciudad. Y aquí no estoy hablando de planteamientos teóricos en las aulas ni de planes de ordenamiento territorial o proyectos de desarrollo urbano. Estoy hablando de la manera en la que al final se hace ciudad, con la calidad de cada uno de sus edificios.


Deboss slip cover/hard cover on duchesse cloth


G open spine design


Vellum Inserts


UV varnish end papers


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy


printing process in italy

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