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ERIC Number: EJ981568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
A New Space for a New Science: The Transformation of the JAE Campus after the Spanish Civil War
Canales, Antonio Fco.
History of Education, v41 n5 p657-674 2012
This article explores the way in which different concepts of education are expressed through architecture. It analyses the case of the transformation of the campus of the "Colina de los Chopos" in Madrid after the Spanish Civil War. The victor's vision for education was captured physically in a new space that expressed the opposite values to those of the precedent democratic period. Francoism aspired to erase every physical trace of the Spanish liberal and democratic culture. Thus, a new campus was designed to stress physically new scientific, cultural and educational values. Aesthetically the former austerity and rationalism were substituted by monumentality and historicism; symbolically, the submission of any kind of knowledge to religion was highlighted through the transformation of the former Auditorium into a church and the erection of several religious monuments. (Contains 41 footnotes and 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Kindergarten; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain (Madrid)