PRESENTATION AND BOOK LAUNCH AT PORTUGUESE ARCHITECTS COUNCIL “PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE ARCHITECTURE OF EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA” BY LUIS FERREIRA ALVES
10TH JANUARY, PORTUGUESE ARCHITECTS COUNCIL'S AUDITORIUM, LISBON
On the last day, 10th January 2017, Luis Ferreira Alves’s book was presented and launched the at the Portuguese Architecture Council’s Auditorium, in Lisbon, with the attendance of Photographer Luis Ferreira alves, Architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, Editor Pedro Leão Neto and Chairman of Portuguese Architecture Council, Architect João Santa Rita.
This scopio Editions’ publication, edited in 2016, highlights the launch of a new series more centred on Architectural Photography in a large format, which is published in AUTHOR’S BOOK COLLECTION. The book has had a very positive reception from diverse public and has captured the interest of all in the several foresee presentations in Portugal and abroad, since June from the last year.
scopio Editions is the name of the Portuguese publisher, very linked to the research group CCRE from the R&D unit CEAU of FAUP and is coordination by Pedro Leão Neto, professor and researcher at the School of Architecture, University of Porto (FAUP).
Luis Ferreira Alves: Photography of the Architecture of Eduardo Souto de Moura published by scopio Editions initiates a collection of publications more focused on Architectural Photography, promoting a global critical analysis of both these worlds, looking for various intersections amongst them, as well as exploring the singular and meaningful relations that are established between the photographer and the architect, their artistic processes, collective memories, stories and other issues related to their work and life paths.
This publication constitutes a unique artifact that integrates handwritten texts, personal stories, drawings and other images besides the photographic images of Eduardo Souto de Moura´s built architecture. The purpose is to make a difference towards other publications, promoting a deeper comprehension of architecture´s practice and discipline that as we know operates within larger systems - socio-cultural, technical, political and historical – revealing how it is possible, based on the relation between the photographer and the architect and his work, to establish a singular and important communication.