Le Corbusier and GATCPAC: Functionalism and Latin Identity

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https://doi.org/10.52200/47.A.TL5QHJGI

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Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

This study presents a brief history of design in the context of historic avant-gardes. It shows that, in parallel to the more classical historiographical interpretation which followed Pevsner’s ideas to “internationalize” the production of the 20s and 30s, other models with vernacular Latin roots were obviated.

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Vidal, M. (2012). Le Corbusier and GATCPAC: Functionalism and Latin Identity. Docomomo Journal, (47), 68–73. https://doi.org/10.52200/47.A.TL5QHJGI

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2012-12-01

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Author Biography

Mercè Vidal, University of Barcelona

PhD in Art History, Department of Art History, University of Barcelona, 1989, she is Professor at the same department. She received the “Josep Puig i Cadafalch” Prize of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in 1990 and the National Arts Plàstiques Prize of the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia in 1991. She is a member of AICA (the International Association of Art Critics) since 1980, a member of GRACMON (Research Group of Catalan Modernisme, Noucentisme and Design) of the University of Barcelona since 1982, and she has conducted a research project at the Archives of the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris since 2006.

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