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Escritos 2005–2020

By (author) Josep Lluis Mateo
Edited by Arnau Pascual


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  • A collection of essays by Josep Lluís Mateo, one of Europe’s most influential architectural intellectuals, most of which published here in English for the first time
  • A highly readable book that offers extensive reflections on topics such as the city, the elements, the environment, etc.
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Josep Lluís Mateo is one of Spain’s leading architects and one of Europe’s most influential intellectuals. He runs a firm called mateoarquitectura in Barcelona, which has designed buildings in many countries such as Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Alongside his work as guest lecturer, Mateo was Professor of Design at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich from 2002 to 2014.

Mateo’s standing as a pacesetter in the international intellectual discourse about the future of architecture is closely tied to the journal Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme, which has appeared in Catalan, Spanish and English since 1985 and of which he was editor-in-chief between 2002 and 2014. Under Matteo, it developed into the leading platform for discussions on architectural issues, urban design, and aesthetic concepts.

Footprints: Writings 2005–2020 collects his most important texts from the last fifteen years – short and longer essays and vignettes, along with interviews touching on questions about the elements, environmental and urban contexts, as well as on Matteo’s own designs. The texts are illustrated and arranged thematically, to allow the juxtaposition to inspire new connections.

Text in Spanish.

About the Author
Josep Lluís Mateo established his own Barcelona-based firm in 1991, operating today as mateoarquitectura. He was editor-in-chief of the journal Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme 1981–90 and taught as a professor at Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura (ETSAB) in Barcelona 1996–2002 and at ETH Zurich’s School of Architecture 2002–14.
Park Books
3rd Mar 2021
Paperback / softback
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
210 mm x 130 mm
100 Pages
18 color, 12 b&w
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