mono.kultur #36 RICARDO BOFILL: THE FUTURE OF THE PAST
Published by Kai von Rabenau (2014)
It is enough to say that Ricardo Bofill is one of Europe’s most famous and prolific architects of the last century. With mono.kultur, he talked about fifty years of architecture, the vagaries of ambition and how Modernism killed the city. Visually, the issue offers a disorienting journey of architectural splendour with plenty of previously unpublished images from the archives of Ricardo Bofill (as well as the odd film still of naked bodies). Using partial high gloss varnish throughout, it is a pleasing juxtaposition of the natural and the artificial, the intellectual and the sexual, the rigorous and the decadent.