A Critical History of the Valmor Prize
José Manuel Pedreirinho
Brochura, 176 pp, 19×24 cm
To study the Valmor Prize for architecture, and its history over more than 100 years since it was set up in 1902, is also to study the architecture of the city of Lisbon and its evolution, whose municipal boundaries define the geographic scope of the prize.
Valmor Prize is an excellent view of the architecture carried out and the predominant tastes, in each period of its trajectory, often reflecting the prevailing fashions.
The Valmor Prize has also served as a call for awareness to the built environment either by news featured in leading newspapers about the prize or because of the indubitable prestige associated with it.
In this edition, illustrated with 150 images, the author develops a critical and analytical study of the various factors and contexts that contributed for a selection of the winning works.
An indispensable book to know the process of distinguishing architecture by the most important prize instituted by the Municipality of Lisbon, under testamental proposal of Viscount of Valmor (1837-1898).