ABOUT THE BOOK
"With clear and elegant writing, González Martínez unravels an important paradox in this book: the unexpected emotional intensity hidden within this figure who was commonly described as cold, dull and stubborn; his tragic love story with Otti Berger, a student he met in Bauhaus de Dessau; his close relationship with students at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago (IIT), who suffered from the daunting arrogance of a certain Mies van der Rohe… In short, this book reveals the profound human dimension behind the leader of urban and architectural rationalism in the 20th century."
—Carlos García Vázquez.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Plácido González Martínez is a Ph.D. Architect and Urban Planner, awarded best thesis of the year 2010 at the University of Seville. He is Assistant Professor of History, Theory and Architectural Composition at the School of Architecture at the University of Seville, and he has also been teaching as Visiting Professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University since 2013. He is a member of the advisory board for the National Plan on 20th Century Heritage at the Spanish Institute of Cultural Heritage, and a member of the Registers Committee of the Iberian Docomomo Foundation. He conducts research on Modern and Contemporary Heritage and Historic Urban Landscape, and works as a cultural heritage consultant.