This book signifies the confirmation of the recognition of the figure of Moreno Barberá among the Spanish architects of Modernity. Disciple of Paul Bonatz belongs to the third generation of the modern movement and stands out for the conceptual rigor of its abundant production.
The publication includes, for the first time in a detailed way, a selection of 38 works by the architect -13 of them registered in the Ibérico Do.co.mo.mo- covering his work for almost half a century, from 1940 to 1990.
Most of the graphic material (plans, photographs, drawings, …) compiled comes from the Moreno Barberá Fund of the Historical Archive of the Territorial College of Architects of Valencia, bequeathed by his son in 2001, scanned and treated for reading.
Part of the documentation presented, especially that of the chapter “Interventions in the Heritage”, addresses one of the less known features of the activity of Fernando Moreno Barberá, such as the rehabilitation and restoration of monuments, despite the fact that some of his actions have a wide recognition: Juan de Villanueva Prize of the Madrid City Council (1979), Dragados y Construcciones Prize (1987), Construmat Prize (1989), …
An essential book to know a fundamental part, and unjustly relegated, of the history of architecture in Spain.
In the words of Carlos Meri Cucart “The work of Moreno Barbera is the architectural work of synthesis, adaptation and transformation of two of the basic poles of Modern Architecture: Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe. This synthesis is confirmed above all in the details. Flee consciously of the most personal and plastic aspects of LC, and incorporates the systematicity of Mies, without the same stiffens the work, but this is a personal opinion; the work in Valencia by Moreno Barbera, is where he reaches the highest levels of experimentation, composition, and subtlety of details. “