Monday, April 15, 2013

Clorindo Testa, 1923 - 2013

Banco de Londres, Buenos Aires (1960). From Archdaily
 The Argentine artist and architect Clorindo Testa died in Buenos Aires on April 11 at the age of 89.

Alejandro Rebossio writes from Argentina in El País (April 13):

"Born near Naples on December 10, 1923, he came to South America with his family when he was one year old. Self-defined as an Argentinian, although without losing his ties to Italy. ... Also a painter, he ... practiced a modern Brutalism in the 1960s, although he later moved on to more personal, colorful works."
National Library

"Master of generations of Argentinian architects, winner of the Biennial of São Paulo, he also designed buildings in Uruguay, India and the Ivory Coast...  In 1962, together with Francisco Bullrich and Alicia Cazzaniga, he won the competition to design the National Library, which the Argentinian State took 30 years to build, due to economic crises and political priorities."

Santa Rosa Civic Center (1955). © Adrián Mallol i Moretti
Other works:
Santa Rosa Civic Center, La Pampa (1955) 
Banco de Londres (today Banco Hipotecario), 1960
 Naval Hospital of Buenos Aires, 1970
Recoleta Cultural Center, 1979, with Jacques Bedel and Luis Benedit
Peace Auditorium (Auditorio de la Paz), 1993
Museum of Books and Language (Museo del Libro y la Lengua), 2011

National Library. From El Plan B

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