Julio Cano Lasso: Natures
Published by RM/Ministry of Transport.
Foreword by Iñaqui Carnicero Alonso-Colmenares. Text by William J.R Curtis, Juhani Pallasmaa, Iwan Baan, Iñaki Ábalos, Ángel Martínez García-Posada, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Atxu Amann & Andrés Cánovas, Josep Llinàs, José Manuel Sanz, Luis Suárez Mansilla.
The first English-language monograph on the leading light of postwar Spanish rationalist architecture
Spanish architect Julio Cano Lasso (1920–96) was celebrated for his rational and austerely engineered buildings as well as his commitment to designing social housing and urban infrastructure. Lasso’s buildings—such as his Madrid apartment blocks and the Spanish pavilion he designed for the 1992 Seville Universal Exposition—are practical, modern and immediately recognizable for their bare-bones aesthetic. Through previously unpublished texts by authors such as William J.R. Curtis, Juhani Pallasmaa, Iñaki Ábalos and Juan Navarro Baldeweg, as well as recent photographs by Iwan Baan, Natures presents the legacy of this great architect. It combines texts and photographs made specially for this edition with a careful selection of archival images by renowned photographers such as Paco Gómez and Carlos Pérez Siquier, as well as texts and photographs by Julio Cano Lasso himself.