Project/scholarship details

This project explores the possibility of a critical revision of early modernism’s prevailing definition – its stylistic focus, its formalist and anti-representative bias, as well as its autonomic assumptions; or, as far as architecture is concerned, its functionalist credo – through the hypothesis that southern European modernisms were committed to their entrenchment in popular culture (folk art and vernacular architecture) in a way that anticipates some of the premises of what would later become known as critical regionalism (Feivre e Tzonis, Frampton). It is our purpose to explore a research path that parallels key claims on modernism’s intertwinement with bourgeois society and mass culture (Clark, Crow), by way of questioning the idea that there is but one kind of aesthetically significant regionalism – the kind that resists to the colonization of international styles and is supported by critical awareness –, and that it occurred in the context of postmodernist architecture. This research project is set up on the basis of case studies drew from Spanish (specially Catalans), Italian and Greek contexts, even though Portuguese modernism of the 1st 3 decades of the 20th century is the centerpiece for questioning the initial hypothesis.

  • Funder

    FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P.

  • Funder's country


  • Funding program


  • Funding amount

    37,296.00 €

  • Start date

    Sat Mar 01 00:00:00 WET 2014

  • End date

    Sun May 31 00:00:00 WEST 2015

  • Date awarded

    Wed Dec 18 00:00:00 WET 2013


Raul Lino segundo Pedro Vieira de Almeida

MAIA, Maria Helena

O texto corresponde à comunicação apresentada em resposta a encomendada concreta, em que se procura analisar a obra de Raul Lino através das sucessivas leituras que dela são feitas por Pedro Vieira de Almeida. Procurou-se ainda identificar os principais momentos e as ideias e perspectivas críticas que marcam a obra de Vieira de Almeida sobre o trabalho de R. Lino; The text corresponds to the paper presented in ...



Abstracts and bios of the international Conference Photography & Modern Architecture

Parallel Paths

CARDOSO, Alexandra; MAIA, Maria Helena; TREVISAN, Alexandra

This study focuses on the work produced during the first three decades of the 20h century by four architects, who were born and lived at the two ends of Southern Europe: Greece and Portugal. They belonged to two successive generations – Raúl Raul Lino (1879-1974) and Aristotelis Zachos (1871-1939) belonged to the first generation; Carlos Ramos (1897-1969) and Dimitris Pikionis (1887-1968) belonged to the second...



Book os abstracts of the International Conference held at ESAP, February 19th-21th 2015



Proceedings of the International Conference held at ESAP with joint organization of IHA and CEAA, February 19th-21st 2015

Southern Modernisms. Critical Stances through Regional Appropriations. Conferen...

Leal, Joana Cunha; Maia, Maria Helena; Farré Torras, Begoña

The hegemonic definition of Modernism has been subjected to an intense critical revision process that began several decades ago. This process has contributed to the significant broadening of the modernist canon by challenging its primal essentialist assumptions and formalist interpretations in the fields of both the visual arts and architecture. This conference aims to further expand this revision, as it seeks ...

Southern modernisms from A to Z and back again

Leal, Joana Cunha; Maia, Maria Helena; Farré Torras, Begoña

The book now being published results from a research project entitled Southern Modernisms that ran from March 2014 to May 2015 with FCT funding. The aim of the project was to explore the possibility of constructing a more inclusive, plural notion of modernism through the revision of Modernism’s prevailing definition – its stylistic focus, its formalist and anti-representative bias, as well as its autonomic assu...


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