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Le Corbusier y España

Urbanitats — n. 03

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Although discussions regarding Le Corbusier and his work began very early on, his first visit to Spain was not until 1928, taking in first Madrid and then Barcelona.
From that point his collaboration began with the GATCPAC, the organisation of meetings to prepare for the CIAM congress in Moscow, the drafting of the Macià Plan, the project for provisional housing on the periphery of Barcelona, etc.
However, Le Corbusier had other points of contact with Spain: an interest in Gaudí and his ruled-surface vaults which led him to use the volta catalana in numerous projects; in Barcelona’s Chinatown district, as evidenced by his “Spanish” drawings; the identification of Barcelona and Catalonia in his mystified and political Mediterraneanist project; his relationships with Catalan politicians and trade unionists, etc.

Authors: Xavier Monteys, Fernando Marzá, Ángel Isaac, Enrique Granell, Miguel Ángel García Hernández, Fèlix Fanés, Enric Ucelay-Da Cal, Josep Maria Rovira, , Antonio Pizza

Publication year: 1997

Pages: 222

Dimensions: 17 × 24 cm.

978-84-88811-30-1 (català / castellano / italiano)


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