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Barcelona, 20th Century Urbanism
Josep Parcerisa Bundó

First Edition
Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona.
Col·legi Oficial d'Arquitectes de Catalunya.
Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona.
Laboratori d'Urbanisme de Barcelona.

ISBN 978-84-15340-96-6
280 págs.









A different introduction to 20th Century Barcelona

Barcelona as a capital city 1903-1924
     Shaping Plaça de Catalunya

     In the shadow of Jaussely

     Via Laietana & Balmes: Expanding through the centre

     The periphery... Without which nothing would be possible

Metropolitan Barcelona 1957-1973
     Linking railways
     The arterial network and the Ministry of Public Works

     The great implosion
     The stamp of Cerdà on the Besòs delta
     The port, the consortium and other guests at the table
     Bogus visions of the metropolis

Six on-going laboratories
     Focusing on the seaboard, overturning the city
     Nine new neighbourhoods and the ten districts
     The Ronda de Dalt, on the slopes of the Collserola range

     The metro as a barometer
     Erosion and entropy, hills and rivers
     The Diagonal and beyond