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Aires Mateus: Chapel of Santiago

Aires Mateus: Chapel of Santiago


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SKU S03841

According to Portuguese architect Francisco Aires Mateus, the chapel is an old project. The extended time it takes for such projects to mature allows and nurtures a ceaseless change in both geography and time itself. The chapel is located in the Alentejo region of south-central Portugal, in an area closer to the sea. Elements of the project are shared in this small and sober booklet, such as impressions of the surrounding landscape and drawings by the architect. Catholic theologian and professor José Tolentino de Mendonça contributed the accompanying introspective text, ‘Notes on the Silence of a Place’.
50 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, pb, English