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Identity of Portuguese architecture in the media reflexes of global

Silva, Cristina Emília; Furtado, Gonçalo;


The subject of identity has crossed the history of Portuguese architecture. This matter has been discussed also in comparison with the architecture of other countries. The question of whether the design of Portuguese architecture has accompanied the developments of international architecture design divides the authors of the history of Portuguese architecture. After providing a brief overview of historiography under the subject of identity, we will make the presentation of the case of international dissemination of the architecture of the North of Portugal between mid-1970s and during the 1980s, through events (publications, exhibitions, conferences, awards) with greater relevance. We will demonstrate that, in this period, the Portuguese architecture accompanied and was even on top of the developments of international architecture. It is to mention the coincidence between the positioning of this Portuguese architecture and the appreciation that certain international move- ments had been making of alternatives to global styles, such as the Modern Movement and subsequently the Post-Modern eclectic styles, which came to be identified as the Third Way / Critical Regionalism. It is also to point out that the international affirmation of a Country regarding the specificity of its architecture has obviously other examples besides Portugal, and that the international appraisal of these ‘local’ specificities dates back to previous decades.


Palavras-chave: Identity, Portuguese architecture, international dissemination, global, local,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0123

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Como citar:

Silva, Cristina Emília; Furtado, Gonçalo; "Identity of Portuguese architecture in the media reflexes of global", p. 46-47 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0123

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