The educated water. Images of the photographic archive of the National Institute of Colonization 1939-1937

Date: 2015
Author: Eduardo Delgado Orusco
Publisher: Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
Pages: 393 pages. 7 DVD


Collection of books and DVDs that brings to light a selection of projects and images of the settlements that the National Institute of Colonization built up for almost four decades throughout the Spanish geography.

Due to its peculiar condition, the colonising villages meant an interesting architectural experimentation platform; a sort of laboratory-bridge between the postwar historicism and a modern architecture with an organic root. However, its most prominent, value even from its earliest examples, was its consistent commitment to a not affected regionalism; the nature of realism, which eventually evolve towards a tendency to modern abstraction.