The Spanish Civil War marked a definitive break in the cultural activity of the country. In terms of architecture, it would be more than two decades before the pulse of modernity would be recovered through the gradual restoration of contact with the outside. Arquitectura was thus not only important as an organ expressing the interests of Madrid architects, but equally for the dissemination of Spanish contemporary architecture. After the civil war, the newly created Direccion General de Arquitectura began publishing Revista Nacional de Arquitectura, which replaced the old Arquitectura, although now under the Ministerio del Interior. Despite being so different, all three publications discussed above serve to illustrate the same point: that Spanish periodicals provided significant support for architects and students of architecture during this period. The journals certainly contain more information than one might expect when first leafing through their pages.