Cristina Grau Garcia Architectural Papers
Scope and Content
This collection documents the work of Cristina Grau Garcia from 1974-1989. It contains a curriculum vitae, professional articles, course materials used in her work as a faculty member for Valencia Polytechnic University, and publishings related to competitions and projects undertaken with her brother, Camilo Grau Garcia. Significant topics represented in her writings include samples of her research on architecture in Valencia, Spain and the relationship between literature and architecture.
- 1974 - 1989
- Grau Garcia, Cristina, 1946- (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in Spanish.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Architect, author, and professor Cristina Grau García was born in Valencia, Spain, on July 24, 1946. She graduated with a degree in architecture in 1972 and a doctorate in 1984 from the Escuela Technica Superior de Architectura in Valencia, Spain. Her thesis, "El espacio arquitectónico en la literatura: el laberinto borgiano y otros laberintus" focused on architectural themes in literature. Her 1989 book “Borges y la arquitectura”, on design themes in the work of Jorge Luis Borges, further explored this topic.
Among her many accomplishments, Grau Garcia was a professor at the Valencia Polytechnic University where she taught courses in philology and architecture. Cristina Grau Garcia collaborated with her brother, architect Camilo Grau Garcia, on several architectural restoration projects and design competitions. Her projects and articles have been featured in several Spanish design magazines, including “On Diseño”, “Arquitectura”, "CIMAL", "El Croquis", and "Sala Parpallo." She is fluent in several languages, including Spanish, Catalan, French, English, German and Italian.
0.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)
This collection looks at the work of Cristina Grau García, an architect and author from Valencia, Spain. The collection includes a resume, articles about projects executed by Cristina and her brother Camilo, teaching materials from her courses at Valencia Polytechnic University, and academic articles by Grau García in Spanish language publications.
This collection was loosely arranged to keep related materials together according to their function (professional or faculty related) and the order in which they were found by the processor.
Source of Acquisition
The collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2002.
One publication was separated to the Rare Book Collection: "Borges y la arquitectura" (1989), call number PQ7797.B635 Z728 1989 Spec Large.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Cristina Grau Garcia Architectural Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Cristina Grau Garcia Architectural Papers was completed in October 2015. Initial processing was completed in 2001 or 2002.
- Cristina Grau Garcia Architectural Papers, 1974-1989
- Steffany Mego, Student Assistant, and Samantha Winn, Collections Archivist
- 2015 (CC0 1.0)
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