chapter  9
14 Pages

Nine Spain – The Fame Game

WithJavier Sánchez Merina, Halldóra Arnadóttir

Who in Spain doesn’t know the extraordinary work of the Catalan architect Gaudí? He has practically been heralded as a saint. But the Spanish public also recognises buildings by contemporary architects like Rafael Moneo and Santiago Calatrava and their built work and personalities frequently appear on news and television programmes such as The Praise of Light, a recent TV series that showed buildings analysed by their own authors – as much as in National newspapers like El País, El Mundo or ABC.1