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dc.contributor.authorGraus, Ramon
dc.contributor.authorMartín Nieva, Helena
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Composició Arquitectònica
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T09:41:39Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T09:41:39Z
dc.date.created2015-01-01
dc.date.issued2015-01-01
dc.identifier.citationGraus, R.; Martín Nieva, H. The beauty of a beam: The continuity of Joan Torras's beam of equal strength in the work of his disciples—Guastavino, Gaudí, and Jujol. "International journal of architectural heritage", 01 Gener 2015, vol. 9, núm. 4, p. 341-351.
dc.identifier.issn1558-3058
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/28089
dc.description.abstractJoan Torras, professor of the strength of materials at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (1871-1910), considered the beam of equal strength not only as a structurally extremely efficient beam, but also as beautiful because of its ability to reflect the material's strength. Torras' structures have left their special mark on Barcelona and on the work of his most illustrious students: Rafael Guastavino in the United States published similar structures, but it was Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol who transfigured them mimetically for Barcelona's Park Güell and Tarragona's Metropol Theatre, respectively. These examples will show how an expressive gesture can thoroughly transform a “technical form” into an “artistic form”, a fact that inevitably recalls the wisdom of classical Greek mimesis.
dc.format.extent11 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Arquitectura::Arquitectes
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Arquitectura::Composició arquitectònica
dc.subject.lcshArchitects
dc.subject.otherAntoni Gaudí
dc.subject.otherBarcelona
dc.subject.otherHistory of architecture
dc.subject.otherJoan Torras Guardiola
dc.subject.otherJosep Maria Jujol
dc.subject.otherMax Möller
dc.subject.otherRafael Guastavino
dc.subject.otherReinforced concrete
dc.subject.otherRobert Maillart
dc.subject.otherTile vaulting
dc.titleThe beauty of a beam: The continuity of Joan Torras's beam of equal strength in the work of his disciples—Guastavino, Gaudí, and Jujol
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacArquitectes
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GRHACCI - Història de l'Arquitectura a Catalunya i el Context Internacional
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15583058.2013.787468
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
drac.iddocument15644589
dc.description.versionPreprint
upcommons.citation.authorGraus, R.; Martín Nieva, H.
upcommons.citation.publishedtrue
upcommons.citation.publicationNameInternational journal of architectural heritage
upcommons.citation.volume9
upcommons.citation.number4
upcommons.citation.startingPage341
upcommons.citation.endingPage351


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