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Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime

Lino Camprubí


In the 20thcentury, science and technology became central to territorial transformation and in turn to state building. This was no less true for the Francoist regime. Engineers were not just working “under” the dictatorship, but became active participants within it. This book traces concrete material objects in their way from laboratories onto the Spanish landscape. These include a dodecahedral silo for coal storage, a church within a laboratory, rural cities, rice seeds, scale models for dams, and performance standards for concrete. The material history of these projects offers new perspectiv ... More

Keywords: Spain, Engineering, Science and Technology, National Catholicism, Autarky, Franco, Concrete, Rice, Water

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262027175
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027175.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lino Camprubí, author
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona