Tag Archives: Architecture

La construcció de la catedral medieval (Barcelona)

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Magistri Cataloniae

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres
Sala de Graus

31 de març de 2017


9:00 Presentació de la Jornada

La catedral i els recursos

9:15 Daniel Rico (UAB) Fundavit, struxit, dotavit, deinde dicavit: La construcción poética de la arquitectura en la Alta Edad Media
10:00 Carles Sánchez (UAB) La gestión financera de la construcción en las catedrales románicas hispanas: el caso de Santiago de Compostela
10:45 Philipe Bernardi (CNRS, París) Salaires et conditions de travail dans le bâtiment en France à la fin du Moyen Âge

11:30 Debat
11:45 Pausa-cafè

Els homes

12:15 Emilie Mineo (Université de Poitiers) La firma di B. di Tréviers alla cattedrale di Maguelone
13:00 Emma Liaño (Catedrática de Universidad. Historia del Arte) Ser arquitecto o escultor en el siglo XIV: Reinard de Fonoll y Aloy de Montbray

13:45 Debat

14:00 Manuel Castiñeiras (Director del Departament d’Art i de Musicologia de la UAB) Resum i conclusions de la jornada

Organitza: Departament d’Art i de Musicologia de la UAB amb la col·laboració de l’Institut d’Estudis Medievals

Direcció científica: Carles Sánchez

Activitat gratuïta
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Lecture: Tom Nickson on ‘Sensing the Holy: Architecture and the Senses in Medieval and Early Modern Spain’

10-toledo-cathedral-11The London Society for Medieval Studies is hosting a lecture on Tuesday, January 24th at 7.00pm by:

Tom Nickson (The Courtauld Institute of Art) presenting on: ‘Sensing the Holy: Architecture and the Senses in Medieval and Early Modern Spain’.

Wolfson Room (NB01), IHR Basement, Senate House (located on Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU).

All those who are interested in Medieval Studies are very welcome to attend!

Hispania Nostra 40th Anniversary

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40th Anniversary: Recognising Spain’s Patrimony in Europe
Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM)
Madrid, 23 May – 30 June 2016

Subsequently on show at other locations around Spain.

Display celebrating Spain’s cultural and natural heritage via the 191 Spanish projects that have been awarded Europa Nostra prizes over the last 40 years. The exhibition is divided into 13 sections including: Roman monuments; Arab buildings; religious institutions; palaces, houses and towers; civic buildings; other urban structures; and industrial heritage.

Lecture, 6pm, 18 January 2016. Architectural Practice in Spain, 1370-1450: Drawings, Documents & Historiography

The Coll & Cortés Medieval Spain Seminar in the Research Forum South Room in the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. By Dr Encarna Montero, University of Valencia

6-7pm, Monday 18th January, followed by a drinks reception. Free attendance, open to all

Pinnacle, Valencia

Model for a pinnacle, Valencia, c. 1442. Valencia Municipal museum

A significant number of sources for the study of architectural practise survive from medieval Spanish kingdoms when compared to other European territories. Apprenticeship contracts, drawings, sketches and masons’ inventories shed light on the means by which architectural knowledge was transmitted in the Iberian peninsula between 1370 and 1450. This body of evidence – much of it newly discovered – also challenges many long-held assumptions, even if several key problems remain unresolved: the training requirements for masons’ apprentices, the specific skills that defined a master, or the role of drawing in the building process.


This is the second in the Coll & Cortés Medieval Spain Seminars, which take the theme of ‘Gothic Architecture, New Approaches’ from 2015-17. The first lecture in the series was delivered by Eduardo Carrero in October 2015.





Lecture: Eduardo Carrero Santamaria (University of Barcelona), ‘Gothic architecture in 13th- and 14th-century Spain and its historiography’. Courtauld Institute, 5.30pm, 28th October 2015

The first in a series of lectures on Spanish medieval architecture, hosted by the Courtauld Institute, and sponsored by Coll & Cortes

Lamperez, Palencia pierSince the late 19th century, scholarship on 13th– and 14th-century Spanish architecture has largely depended on formal analysis and systems of cataloguing. From this have emerged fundamental studies of cathedrals, including those of Burgos, León and Toledo, of monasteries such as Las Huelgas in Burgos, or of parish churches such as Santa Maria del Mar in Barcelona. But what are the premises of such approaches? As interest in gothic architecture wanes amongst early 21st-century art historians, some of Spain’s most significant buildings still lack basic analysis. And yet perhaps the biggest problem is not the absence of studies but their methods, mediated by contemporary contexts.

The lecture is open to all and free to attend, though it is recommended that you arrive by 5.20 in order to secure a seat.

Eduardo Carrero Santamaria is Professor of Art History at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980: New York

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Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980
New York, Museum of Modern Art
March 29, 2015–July 19, 2015

Brings together models, drawings and archival photographs as well as new photography of key buildings, not only those by the Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer and Mexican Luis Barragán but also less well known structures by Cuban architects, such as Hugo d’Acosta.
The exhibition is accompanied by two major publications: a catalogue and an anthology of primary texts translated from Spanish and Portuguese.

“Sagrada Família – Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece”, New York: Closes 8 May 2015


Exhibition,  Sagrada Família – Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
City College of New York (141 Convent Avenue, New York City).

The exhibit in the Spitzer School’s Atrium Gallery includes photographs, architectural models and casts used in construction. It also showcases the 3D computer imaging software used to analyze and draw precise tridimensional geometry. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Reviewed in the Architectural Record