The College of Architects of Madrid (COAM) has made the preliminary digitization procedure of their Architecture Journal public, making one of the maximum essential and influential Spanish architectural publications of the 20th century to be had to everybody. COAM is a newsletter referred to as a platform for debate, idea, and a very important useful resource for architects, city planners, and pros from different carefully comparable sectors.
Founded in 1918 as the legit newsletter of the Central Society of Architects, the magazine ARQUITECTURA, turned into the first newsletter of the Spanish architectural press. However, the Spanish Civil War would halt its standard construction, remodeling the mag, as used to be required via the new occasions, into the National Journal of Architecture. It used to be edited till 1946 via the Directorate General of Architecture, then sooner or later positioned in the fingers of the Ministry of the Interior.
This management lasted till 1958, however after the appointment of Francisco Prieto Moreno as General Director of Architecture, COAM regained its editorial serve as. However, it remained to a definite stage below the supervision of the Superior Council of Architects of Spain. In January of 1959, The College of Architects used to be as soon as once more the particular and sole proprietor of the mag, which used to be then renamed Arquitectura, and is still with the intention to this present day.
The virtual archive is arranged chronologically thru the other levels of the more than a few administrators that the newsletter has had in its 100-year historical past. Also, the catalog features a checklist arranged via the authors of the articles in addition to via the architects who authored those works. This robust and helpful seek engine lets in all the ones keen on its century-long historical past to take complete benefit of the contents of the mag.
The two sessions by which COAM used to be only accountable for the magazine, 1932-1936 and 1959 to the provide, at the moment are to be had, whilst the 1918-1931 and 1941-1958 (RNA) sessions shall be the subsequent editions to be made public.
The digitization of the COAM Architecture Journal is in herbal development with our present occasions. Also, it supplies a unfastened platform for someone keen on increasing and deepening their working out of Spanish idea and structure of the 20th century.
Access to the virtual archive is to be had in the following hyperlink.