The tradition of the "Gran Tour", "Les Cahiers de voyages" of Le Corbusier and his contemporaries G. Asplund and A. Aalto. Contrast between architects from the south and the Nordic and the discovery by those of the Mediterranean light or colour tones. Relating them to the prolific graphic expression of Jujol with academic drawings of actual travel tours depicting the near environment or a more colourful imaginary. Featuring some original, unpresented and unpublished drawings.
Bravo, L.; Bigas, M.; Pinto Campos, Bruna Carolina; Mercade, J.; Font Baste, M.G. Congreso Internacional de Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica p. 159-162 Presentation's date: 2014-05-22 Presentation of work at congresses
Ninteenth Century Architects travelled to visit Roman and Greek masterpieces, especially concerned about ornament as the most important feature in architecture style. Modernist masters like Le Corbusier focused in other values of Mediterranean architecture like simplicity and purity, in accordance with the new directions in 20 th Century European art. But there was another way to use that experience as a creative seed, and a sample of that could be the work of Asplund. His travel experience was mainly about the feeling of everyday life and provided the main argument for his later work as well as ideal concepts and energy for his lifelong career in a somehow contemporary approach.