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BOOKS Prolific Calatrava in the public realm NICK HANIKA Calatrava: Public Buildings Edited by Anthony Tischhauser and Stanislaus von Moos. Birkhauser, 1998. 392pp. £74. (Distributor 0181 542 246

In his own introduction to this book Calatrava refers in a simple and modest manner to the influences on his work. He mentions geometry, materials, nature and the human body, sculpture and context. In particular he stresses the need for designers to understand materials, their character, and the way they are processed.

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