Research project title: 'Constructing Modern Spain: Architecture, Politics and Ideology under Franco 1939-1975'.
'Typically histories of architecture view buildings from the architects' perspective, as if this was the sole determinant. While this may be true in periods of plenty, in the Spanish post-civil war years there are far greater influences on architectural output than the will of the creators. This research reviews the development of architectural movements and styles around Spain in their economic, political and social context.'
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