Rafael Moneo (1937), winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize for 1996, is one of today's most prestigious Spanish architects. In his works, architecture and design blend to such an extent that, when he was told about this book project, he modestly doubted having ever made any design pieces. Yet the expert eye of Juli Capella has zeroed in on the quality, quantity and creative potential of the designs Moneo has created since the beginning of his career, and has taken them out of their architectural wrapping.
Moneo's designs prove to be subjects with lives of their own, calling out for the attention they deserve. From the small scale, Moneo offers us a master class in architecture.