I have a weakness for a touch of red (2019) is a selection of essays on art, architecture and Portugal. Despite the fact that the author was born in a different climate, grew up under different skies and traversed different territories, each essay finds threads of life which transcend skies, territories and climates. Yehuda E Safran explores the art and architecture of Portugal, Álvaro Siza, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Pedro Cabrita Reis, among others, as an explorer to whom much is revealed as a privilege granted only to a guest - a traveler from a foreign country. The reader will find much that is a surprise, given what is already known and has been written elsewhere. Seldom so much is concentrated in such a small selection of leaves, from a much larger tree.
Yehuda Emmanuel Safran is an internationally renowned critic of art and architecture. He has taught at the Architectural Association, Goldsmith’s College of Art, the Royal College of Art, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Harvard University GSD, Cambridge, and the GSAPP Columbia University NY USA. His essays are published in numerous international sector magazines and journals.