Between utopia and construction: a research on the work of Julio Lafuente

Pastor, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-9758-369X, 2016. Between utopia and construction: a research on the work of Julio Lafuente. Rita_ (6), pp. 78-85. ISSN 2340-9711

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Abstract

Julio Lafuente nace en Madrid en 1921. Poco después, su familia se traslada a París, donde estudia Arquitectura en la École Nationale des Beaux Arts. Una vez graduado, se traslada a Roma. Allí establece su residencia y desarrolla la mayor parte de su obra arquitectónica, profusamente reconocida y publicada entre 1950 y 1980. Recientemente fallecido, ha recibido diversos homenajes en la Real Academia de España en Roma, en el Instituto Cervantes y en la Bienal de Venecia de 2014, entre otros. ¿Cómo enfrentarse al archivo y catalogación de la ingente obra de un arquitecto? ¿Qué metodología seguir para discriminar los hallazgos y contextualizar obras, publicaciones y proyectos desde diversos prismas: contexto, crítica, práctica, rol, técnica? ¿Cómo dilucidar el significado de la documentación no tanto desde el punto de vista de un documentalista, sino a través de la mirada crítica del arquitecto? El propósito del artículo es compartir los resultados de la investigación obtenidos durante la organización del Archivo Julio Lafuente, declarado de interés histórico artístico por el Ministerio de Cultura italiano, y la realización del Catálogo inédito de su obra, llevada a cabo por la autora de este artículo.
English abstract:
Julio Lafuente was born in Madrid in 1921. Soon after, his family moved to Paris, where he studied Architecture at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts. Once graduated, he established his residence in Rome, where he developed most of his architecture, widely recognised and published between 1950 and 1980. As he is recently deceased, there have been several tributes in the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome, the Cervantes Institute in Rome and the Biennale di Venezia 2014, among others. How should the undertaking of both the archive and catalogue of the work of an architect be faced? What methodology should be followed to feature our findings and contextualize his works, publications and projects from different perspectives: context, critical thinking, practice, role, technique? How to interpret the significance of existing documents, such as drawings, models, plans or photographs, not from a documentary point of view but through the eyes of the architect? The purpose of this paper is to share the research results obtained through the compilation process of the Archive of Julio Lafuente, declared of historic and artistic interest by the Italian Ministry of Culture and the unpublished Catalogue of his work, non-existent to date, undertaken by the author of this paper.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Entre la utopía y la construcción: una investigación sobre la obra de Julio Lafuente
Publication Title: Rita_
Creators: Pastor, M.
Date: October 2016
Number: 6
ISSN: 2340-9711
Identifiers:
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10.24192/2386-7027(2016)(v6)(03)DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 15 Jun 2017 10:11
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 09:01
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URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30973

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