This is a revealing exploration of the relationship between photography and architecture in Spain between 1925 and 1965. Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain, 1925-1965 is the result of an ongoing research project, and provides the first explicit examination of the role played by photography within Spanish modern architecture. The book is broadly limited to the period specifically regarded by historians of Spanish architecture as the heyday of what came to be called the Modern Movement: from the emergence of the avant-garde in the mid-1920s to the crisis of the International Style in the late 1960s. The book strips the photographs of their context and purpose - the dissemination of architecture - in order to appraise them in their own right, from the standpoint of photography as a discipline, with a view to charting the contribution made by the photographers themselves. The book looks not only at the work of well-known, prolific figures such as Catala-Roca, Kindel, Pando and Gomez, but also at the output of around forty photographers specialized in Spanish modern architecture.Other themes include the architects' interest in photography, portraits of architects, and the media through which architectural projects were brought into the public domain.
Fotografia y arquitecturea moderna en Espana / Photography & Modern Architecture in Spain 1925-1965