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Book/Printed Material Legislature Building, Montevideo. Floor Plan.

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Title

  • Legislature Building, Montevideo. Floor Plan.

Summary

  • Gaietà Buïgas i Monravà (1851-1919) was the designer of the monument to Christopher Columbus in Barcelona (erected 1882-88) and of such buildings as the Spa Vichy Català in Caldes de Malavella (1898) and the Banco Popular building in Montevideo (1904-7). Buïgas completed most of his work in South America, in Argentina (1903-4) and, especially, in Uruguay (1904-12), where he lived for nine years. Designs for 36 of the works that he made for these countries are preserved at the Biblioteca de Catalunya. Designs for buildings and monuments in Catalonia and elsewhere also are preserved in the library. These documents provide insight into the artistic personality of one of the most prominent architects of Catalonia at the turn of the century. The work of Buïgas is regarded mainly for its exuberant eclecticism, and its modernist and art deco influences. In April 1904, architects submitted 27 projects to the competition to design the new building for the legislature in Montevideo. Buïgas's submission was not chosen and so his design for the building, the main floor plan of which is shown here, was never realized.

Names

  • Buïgas i Monravà, Gaietà, 1851-1919 Designer.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1904.

Headings

  • -  Uruguay--Montevideo
  • -  1904
  • -  Architectural drawings
  • -  Designs and plans
  • -  Government buildings
  • -  Politics and government

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 drawing : ink, watercolor ; 99 x 77 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Catalonia.
  • -  Content in Spanish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668007

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Buïgas I Monravà, Gaietà, Designer. Legislature Building, Montevideo. Floor Plan. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1904] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668007/.

APA citation style:

Buïgas I Monravà, G. (1904) Legislature Building, Montevideo. Floor Plan. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668007/.

MLA citation style:

Buïgas I Monravà, Gaietà, Designer. Legislature Building, Montevideo. Floor Plan. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 1904] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668007/>.