La buena vida. Visita guiada a las casas de la modernidad

author: Iñaki Ábalos

editorial: Gustavo Gili

2019


What is the relationship between ways of living, ways of projecting and contemporary thinking? How do ideas affect the design of a house? How do the ways of inhabiting it transgress these ideas? This book, a classic of architectural refl ection, responds to these and other questions through seven life models of the twentieth century, […]


What is the relationship between ways of living, ways of projecting and contemporary thinking? How do ideas affect the design of a house? How do the ways of inhabiting it transgress these ideas? This book, a classic of architectural refl ection, responds to these and other questions through seven life models of the twentieth century, from the patio houses of Mies van der Rohe to the refuge hut of Martin Heidegger, of the living machine from Jacques Tati to Andy Warhol’s Factory.

Twenty years after its first appearance, we reissued with a new design and a new prologue by the author this reference essay in which Iñaki Ábalos guides us from house to house, with a pleasant style and stripped of codes and professional prejudices, to build a lucid a journey that denies modernity as a triumphant experience of positivism and recovers the radical plurality of the 20th century. An invitation to celebrate the diversity of houses, to stimulate the pleasure of thinking, projecting or living intensely and, above all, to promote a house that does not yet exist.

Technical description:

16 x 23,5cm

208 pages

Spanish

ISBN/EAN: 9788425231414

Softcover

2019 (2ª edición)