The New Spanish Architecture
Spain, a country that has become a hotbed for creativity and style, is now more than ever in the international spotlight. Since the end of Franco's ... Show synopsis Spain, a country that has become a hotbed for creativity and style, is now more than ever in the international spotlight. Since the end of Franco's reign in 1975, Spanish architects have succeeded in rebuilding the public and cultural realms in what Peter Buchanan, in his introduction, has described as "an extraordinary act of self-transformation." "The New Spanish Architecture" features both world-renowned figures, such as Rafael Moneo and Santiago Calatrava, and a fresh selection of up-and-coming stars, among them Enric Miralles and Alberto Campo Baeza. Anatxu Zabalbeascoa's comprehensive essay traces the history of architecture in Spain since the end of World War II and analyzes the new, innovative work featured here, placing it in the context of local trends and larger movements. The thirteen architects and firms whose work is documented in this book are presented individually in generously illustrated chapters. "The New Spanish Architecture" continues the successful series that began with "The New French Architecture," "The New Japanese Architecture," and, most recently, "The New Finnish Architecture." Up-coming volumes will cover Germany, Austria, and Mexico.