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Ignasi de Solà-Morales Rubió

Ignasi Solà-Morales Rubió was professor of Architectural Composition at the Higher Technical School of Architecture in Barcelona. He also taught at the universities of Princeton, Columbia, Turin, and Cambridge, among others. His double training as an architect and a philosopher allowed him to approach history and architectural criticism from assumptions of great theoretical and aesthetic solidity. His reflections on Catalan architecture (Rubió i Bellver, Noucentisme, the International Exhibition of 1929, etc.) were complemented towards the end of his life by his interest in contemporary urban phenomena. In this sense his role as director of the master "Metropolis," organized by the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, was essential for the introduction into Spain of the most advanced lines of reflection on the subject.

Among his works the following stand out: the reconstruction of the German Pavilion of the International Barcelona Exhibition of 1929, and the reconstruction and expansion of the Liceo Theatre, also in Barcelona. Ignasi de Solà-Morales died in Amsterdam in 2001.

Bibliography

  • SOLÀ-MORALES RUBIÓ, Ignasi de. Presente y futuros. La arquitectura en las ciudades. En AA. VV., Presente y futuros. Arquitectura en las grandes ciudades, Barcelona: Collegi Oficial d’Arquitectes de Catalunya / Centre de Cultura Contemporània, 1996, 10-23.

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