Periodicals and the return to modernity after the Spanish Civil War: Arquitectura, Hogar y Arquitectura and Nueva Forma
ANA ESTEBAN MALUENDA
Esteban Maluenda, Ana. Periodicals and the return to modernity after the Spanish Civil War: Arquitectura, Hogar y Arquitectura and Nueva Forma. In Schmiedeknecht, T. (Ed.), Peckham, A. (Ed.). (2018). Modernism and the Professional Architecture Journal. London: Routledge, 2018, 131-149.
The Spanish Civil War marked a definitive break in the cultural activity of the country. In terms of architecture, it would be more than two decades before the pulse of modernity would be recovered through the gradual restoration of contact with the outside. Arquitectura was thus not only important as an organ expressing the interests of Madrid architects, but equally for the dissemination of Spanish contemporary architecture. After the civil war, the newly created Direccion General de Arquitectura began publishing Revista Nacional de Arquitectura, which replaced the old Arquitectura, although now under the Ministerio del Interior. Despite being so different, all three publications discussed above serve to illustrate the same point: that Spanish periodicals provided significant support for architects and students of architecture during this period. The journals certainly contain more information than one might expect when first leafing through their pages.
HAR2015-65412-P, funded by the 2015 Call for ‘Excellence Projects’of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO, currently Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, MICINN) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
2018 Call of the R&D and Innovation Support Program of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Library of the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Library of the Madrid Institute of Architects
RACO. Repository of Catalan journals in open access