Architecture of Spain

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005 - Architecture - 295 pages
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Covering all regions of Spain, from Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum to Granada's Islamic palace of La Alhambra, and all periods of Spanish architecture, from the Roman aqueduct at Segovia to the modernistic German Pavilion in Barcelona, this volume examines 68 of Spain's most important architectural landmarks. Writing in a clear and engaging style, Alejandro Lapunzina, associate professor of architecture at the University of Illinois, describes the features, functions, and historical importance of each structure. Besides identifying location, style, architects, and periods of initial construction and major renovation, the cross-referenced and illustrated entries also highlight architectural and historical terms explained in the Glossary and conclude with a useful listing of further readings. The volume also offers ready reference lists of entries by location and architectural time period, as well as a general bibliography, a subject index, and a detailed introductory overview of Spanish architecture.

 

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Contents

Entries by Architectural Style and Period
xi
Preface
xv
Acknowledgments
xix
Introduction
xxi
Auditorium City of Leon Leon Castilla y Leon
lxxi
Provincial Roman Capital Merida Extremadura
3
Avila City Walls Avila Castilla y Leon
6
Casa Mila Bacelona Catalonia
10
National Museum of Roman Art Merida Extremadura
132
Navigation Pavilion at Expo 92 Sevilla Sevilla Andalucia
138
New CemeteryPark of Igualada Igualada Catalonia
142
Palace of Carlos V at La Alhambra Granada Andalucia
146
Palace of El Infantado Guadalajara CastillaLa Mancha
150
Palace of La Alhambra and Gardens of El Generalife Granada Andalucia
153
Palace of La Aljaferia Zaragoza Aragon
160
Palace of Sobrellano Comillas Contabria
164

Casa Terradas Barcelona Catalonia
13
Cathedral of Burgos Burgos Castilla y Leon
17
Cathedral of Jaen Jaen Andalucia
20
Cathedral of Leon Leon Castilla y Leon
24
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela Galicia
27
Cathedral of Teruel Teruel Aragon
35
Church of the Sacred Heart Vistabella Catalonia
39
City of Arts and Sciences Valencia Comunidad de Valencia
42
Civil Government Building Tarragona Catalonia
46
Club Nautico of San Sebastian San Sebastian Guipuzcoa
50
COAC Headquarters Barcelona Catalonia
53
Conference and Exhibition Hall Salamanca Castilla y Leon
56
Diagonal Mar Parc Barcelona Catalonia
59
Dispensario Antituberculoso Barcelona Catalonia
63
GreekHellenic and Roman Settlement Empuries Catalonia
67
Galician Center of Contemporary Art Santiago de Compostela Galicia
71
The German Pavilion Barcelona Catalonia
74
The Great Mosque of Cordoba Cordoba Andalucia
79
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Vizcaya
83
Hotel Park Barcelona Catalonia
87
Kursaal Auditorium and Congress Center San Sebastian Guipuzcoa
91
La Casa de las Conchas Salamanca Castilla y Leon
96
La Clerecia Salamanca Castilla y Leon
100
La Marina Apartment Building La Barceloneta Barcelona Catalonia
104
La Zarzuela Racetrack Grandstand Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
108
Castle and Fortified Walls Loarre near Huesca Aragon
111
Monastery of El Escorial San Lorenzo del Escorial Castilla y Leon
115
Palace of Ramiro I and Church of San Miguel de Lillo Oviedo Asturias
120
Mosque of BabalMardum Toledo CastillaLa Mancha
125
Museo del Prado Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
128
Palau de la Musica Catalana Barcelona Catalonia
167
Pallars Housing Complex Barcelona Catalonia
171
Park Guell Barcelona Catalonia
174
Plaza del Tenis and Peine del Viento San Sebastian Donostia Guipuzcoa
181
Plaza dels Paisos Catalans Barcelona Catalonia
184
Plaza Mayor of Madrid Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
188
Plaza Mayor of Salamanca Salamanca Castilla y Leon
192
Prehistoric Caves Cantabrian Coast Cantabria and Asturias
195
Roman Amphitheater at Italica ItalicaSantiponce Andalucia
199
Roman Aqueduct at Segovia Segovia Castilla y Leon
201
Ronda Promenade and Bastions Palma de Majorca Balearic Islands
204
San Juan de Banos Banos de Cerrato Castilla y Leon
208
San Martin Fromista Fromista Castilla y Leon
212
San Miguel de Escalada Escalada near Zamora Castilla y Leon
216
San Miquel San Pedro and Santa Maria Tarrasa Tarrasa Catalonia
220
San Pedro de la Nave El Campillo near Zamora Castilla y Leon
223
Santa Cristina de Lena Pola de Lena near Oviedo Asturias
227
Santa Maria de Eunate Murazabal Navarra
230
Santa Maria de Ripoll Ripoll Catalonia
234
Santa Maria del Mar Barcelona Catalonia
238
Santa Maria la Blanca Toledo CastillaLa Mancha
242
Sports Complex and Track and Field Stadium of Madrid Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
246
Torres Blancas Apartment Building Madrid
249
Universidad de Alcala de Henares Alcala de Henares CastillaLa Mancha
253
Valdemingomez Recycling Center Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
256
Walden7 Apartment Building Sant Just Desvern Catalonia
261
Glossary
265
Bibliography
275
Index
281
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About the author (2005)

Alejandro Lapunzina is Director of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Architecture Study Abroad Program in Versailles, France and teaches in the School of Architecture. He has written numerous articles and a book which have been published in Argentina, Brazil, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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