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Urban development in the "Artistic Cities" of Spain at the begining of the 20th Century. Antonio Palacios and the preservation of aesthetic integrity in the proposals for Ourense and Santiago de Compostela
Journal Title: STORIA URBANA  
Author/s: Jesús Ángel Sánchez-García 
Year:  2021 Issue: 168 Language: Italian 
Pages:  37 Pg. 77-113 FullText PDF:  783 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SU2021-168004
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Together with the new urban planning, in the first decades of the 20th century the Civic Art movement found in the conservation of historic cities one preferential ground to keep the artistic quality advocated by Camillo Sitte. It was within this framework that Antonio Palacios made his proposals to intervene in the heart of two Spanish historic cities: Ourense (1928) and Santiago de Compostela (1932). The functional objectives of providing new accesses to their cathedrals were solved by means of a square presided by a staircase in Ourense, and an avenue of irregular layout and scenographic effects in Santiago. Sharing inspiration in the traditional and historic architectures of the Galician region, the personal interpretation of the vernacular heritage in the regionalism of Palacios was presented as an operative tool to address the reform and expansion in old cities, although finally both proposals did not go beyond the paper.
Keywords: Antonio Palacios, Town Planning, Vernacular Architecture, Historic Cities, Historic Urban Landscape.

Jesús Ángel Sánchez-García, Urban development in the "Artistic Cities" of Spain at the begining of the 20th Century. Antonio Palacios and the preservation of aesthetic integrity in the proposals for Ourense and Santiago de Compostela in "STORIA URBANA " 168/2021, pp. 77-113, DOI:10.3280/SU2021-168004

   

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