The advances made by modern Spanish architecture from the 1940s, when it lay in silence and obscurity, to the 1990s, when it received worldwide acclaim, is a dramatic story, probably the most remarkable case of postwar architectural progress in Europe. This definitive critical study of postwar Spanish architecture looks at the works, projects, trends, landmarks, architects, and engineers of the period. It is both a descriptive history and a new critical evaluation by one of Spain's most important architectural critics an historians.
"Gabriel Ruiz Cabrero gives a lively and extremely sensitive versionof the most recent architectural facts placed in the framework ofSpanish political history. I would say that the greatest achievementof this book is to provide a thorough and synthetic history of therecent Spanish architecture through very agitated years. The sharp andacute eye of Gabriel Ruiz Cabrero succeeds in presenting the mainfigures and the most important buildings, helping the reader tounderstand the variety of the Spanish architectural panorama." —Rafael Moneo, former Chair, Harvard Design School