Facsimile edition of one of Álvaro Siza’s sketchebooks. This exclusive piece, signed by the author, with no more than 200 copies, is kept inside a wooden box designed by Álvaro Siza himself.
One of the greatest architects of all time, Álvaro Siza is also known to be a compulsive drawer. When he was gifted a foldout sketchbook, Siza started drawing a narrative of both biblical and mythological resonance. He then entrusted Coral Books with the reproduction of this very special sketchbook, for which we picked the best materials, techniques and craftsmanship. A booklet with essays by Enrico Baleri, the master of Italian design, and art historian Bernardo Pinto de Almeida complements the sketchbook.
Hand bound; 72 offset printed pages; one color printing in 240 gr Munken Lynx; hardcover enclosed in mesh fabric jacket (BN Natur). Signed and numbered by Álvaro Siza.
Designed by Álvaro Siza; produced by SPSS, made with Canadian cedarwood; 162 x 240 x 46 mm.
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A5 foldout booklet; one color printing in Pop Set Hot Brown 400 gr.