The influence in Spain
If one wants to discover the lessons taught by a master to his inheritors, it is not enough to merely assemble a list of works more or less similar to those making up the most visible part of the legacy. Often the lessons undergo a transformation, or are altered by other influences, resulting in solutions that are formally distant from the original model. In the following article Antón Capitel traces Le Corbusier’s legacy to Spanish architecture.
Le Corbusier once said that when he came to Spain he was greeted by some «very short and very friendly» young Spanish architects. The Spaniards in question were Fernando Garcia Mercadel and Josep Lluis Sert, about whom Le Corbusier was correct on both counts. Garcia Mercadel and Sert were both good representatives of the modem ideas of the time...[+]