Lookup NU author(s): Dr Josep-Maria Garcia-Fuentes
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This article demonstrates how guidebooks, postcards, and panoramas have mediated spiritual, cultural, and nationalistic narratives of Montserrat, a mountain and monastery-shrine near Barcelona, Spain. Montserrat—as a place and as an idea—was shaped as a national symbol in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through a struggle among shifting religious, cultural, and political forces. These struggles have influenced individual and collective memories while they have informed the architectural grammar used in the reconstruction of the modern monastery-shrine, influencing the work of the Catalan architects Antoni Gaudí and Josep Puig i Cadafalch and informing the alterations of the sites that these mass media represent and idealize.
Author(s): Garcia-Fuentes JM
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Memory Studies
Online publication date: 01/01/2016
Acceptance date: 19/09/2015
ISSN (print): 1750-6980
ISSN (electronic): 1750-6999
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
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