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The modern in Spain : architecture after 1948
Ruiz Cabrero, Gabriel.
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [2001]

Physical Description:
199 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
General Note:
Simultaneously published in Spanish as: Moderno en España.
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NA1308 .R84 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A critical survey of Spanish architecture, hitting all the high points since World War II.

The advances made by modern Spanish architecture from the 1940s, when it lay in silence and obscurity, to the 1990s, when it received worldwide acclaim, is a dramatic story, probably the most remarkable case of postwar architectural progress in Europe. This definitive critical study of postwar Spanish architecture looks at the works, projects, trends, landmarks, architects, and engineers of the period. It is both a descriptive history and a new critical evaluation by one of Spain's most important architectural critics and historians.* Not for sale in Italy, Spain, and Central and South America

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Ruiz Cabrero has written an extremely compact narrative history of modern architecture in Spain, one that unfolds chronologically and is organized around the schools, regions, and individuals who have given Spanish modernism its distinctive nature. As an insider, Ruiz Cabrero (a practicing architect and professor at the Madrid School of Architecture) has a keen sense of the political, cultural, and architectural events at work in the formation of recent Spanish architecture. His encyclopedic inclusiveness provides for only a few summarizing lines for most of the scores of architects discussed and one or two of their works. To an outsider these figures begin to blur, especially as many of the buildings discussed are not illustrated. Nevertheless, this is an invaluable introduction to Spanish modernism and an indispensable resource to the researcher or the architectural traveler to Spain. There are more than 225 illustrations, some in color, most of them very small. Footnotes; selected bibliography; illustration credits. All levels. J. Quinan SUNY at Buffalo