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 Location
x
Entries by Architectural Style and Period
xiii
Preface
xvii
Acknowledgments
xxi
Introduction
xxiii
Auditorium City of Leon Leon Castilla y Leon
1
Provincial Roman Capital Merida Extremadura
5
Avila City Walls Avila Castilla y Leon
8
National Museum of Roman Art Merida Extremadura
134
Navigation Pavilion at Expo 92 Sevilla Sevilla Andalucia
140
New CemeteryPark of Igualada Igualada Catalonia
144
Palace of Carlos V at La Alhambra Granada Andalucia
148
Palace of El Infantado Guadalajara CastillaLa Mancha
152
Palace of La Alhambra and Gardens of El Generalife Granada Andalucia
155
Palace of La Aljaferia Zaragoza Aragon
162
Palace of Sobrellano Comillas Contabria
166

Casa Mila Bacelona Catalonia
12
Casa Terradas Barcelona Catalonia
15
Cathedral of Burgos Burgos Castilla y Leon
19
Cathedral of Jaen Jaen Andalucia
22
Cathedral of Leon Leon Castilla y Leon
26
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela Galicia
29
Cathedral of Teruel Teruel Aragon
37
Church of the Sacred Heart Vistabella Catalonia
41
City of Arts and Sciences Valencia Comunidad de Valencia
44
Civil Government Building Tarragona Catalonia
48
Club Nautico of San Sebastian San Sebastian Guipuzcoa
52
COAC Headquarters Barcelona Catalonia
55
Conference and Exhibition Hall Salamanca Castilla y Leon
58
Diagonal Mar Parc Barcelona Catalonia
61
Dispensario Antituberculoso Barcelona Catalonia
65
GreekHellenic and Roman Settlement Empuries Catalonia
69
Galician Center of Contemporary Art Santiago de Compostela Galicia
73
The German Pavilion Barcelona Catalonia
76
The Great Mosque of Cordoba Cordoba Andalucia
81
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Vizcaya
85
Hotel Park Barcelona Catalonia
89
Kursaal Auditorium and Congress Center San Sebastian Guipuzcoa
93
La Casa de las Conchas Salamanca Castilla y Leon
98
La Clerecia Salamanca Castilla y Leon
102
La Marina Apartment Building La Barceloneta Barcelona Catalonia
106
La Zarzuela Racetrack Grandstand Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
110
Castle and Fortified Walls Loarre near Huesca Aragon
113
Monastery of El Escorial San Lorenzo del Escorial Castilla y Leon
117
Palace of Ramiro I and Church of San Miguel de Lillo Oviedo Asturias
122
Mosque of BabalMardum Toledo CastillaLa Mancha
127
Museo del Prado Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
130
Palau de la Musica Catalana Barcelona Catalonia
169
Pallars Housing Complex Barcelona Catalonia
173
Park Guell Barcelona Catalonia
176
Plaza del Tenis and Peine del Viento San Sebastian Donostia Guipuzcoa
183
Plaza dels Paisos Catalans Barcelona Catalonia
186
Plaza Mayor of Madrid Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
190
Plaza Mayor of Salamanca Salamanca Castilla y Leon
194
Prehistoric Caves Cantabrian Coast Cantabria and Asturias
197
Roman Amphitheater at Italica ItalicaSantiponce Andalucia
201
Roman Aqueduct at Segovia Segovia Castilla y Leon
203
Ronda Promenade and Bastions Palma de Majorca Balearic Islands
206
San Juan de Banos Banos de Cerrato Castilla y Leon
210
San Martin Fromista Fromista Castilla y Leon
214
San Miguel de Escalada Escalada near Zamora Castilla y Leon
218
San Miquel San Pedro and Santa Maria Tarrasa Tarrasa Catalonia
222
San Pedro de la Nave El Campillo near Zamora Castilla y Leon
225
Santa Cristina de Lena Pola de Lena near Oviedo Asturias
229
Santa Maria de Eunate Murazabal Navarra
232
Santa Maria de Ripoll Ripoll Catalonia
236
Santa Maria del Mar Barcelona Catalonia
240
Santa Maria la Blanca Toledo CastillaLa Mancha
244
Sports Complex and Track and Field Stadium of Madrid Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
248
Torres Blancas Apartment Building Madrid
251
Universidad de Alcala de Henares Alcala de Henares CastillaLa Mancha
255
Valdemingomez Recycling Center Madrid Comunidad de Madrid
258
Walden7 Apartment Building Sant Just Desvern Catalonia
263
Glossary
267
Bibliography
277
Index
283
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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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