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Art and Architecture in Mexico

Author : James Oles
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2013-09-10
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : 9780500204061

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“A lucid—at times, even poetic—summary of five hundred years of Mexican art. The illustrated works of art are well-chosen and beautifully integrated into Oles’s text. Indeed, it feels as if his words emanate from the art itself.” –Donna Pierce, Denver Art Museum This new interpretive history of Mexican art from the Spanish Conquest to the early decades of the twenty-first century is the most comprehensive introduction to the subject in fifty years. James Oles ranges widely across media and genres, offering new readings of painting, sculpture, architecture, prints, and photographs. He interprets major works by such famous artists as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, but also discusses less familiar figures in history and landscape painting, muralism, and conceptual art. The story of Mexican art is set in its rich historical context by the book’s treatment of political and social change. The author draws on recent scholarship to examine crucial issues of race, class, and gender, including the work of indigenous artists during the colonial period, and of women artists in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Throughout, Oles shows how Mexican artists participated in local and international developments. He considers both native and foreign-born artists, from Baroque architects to kinetic sculptors, and highlights the important role played by Mexicans in the global art scene of the last five centuries.

Mathias Goeritz

Author : Jennifer Josten
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 353 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2018-01-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780300228601

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The first major work in English on Mathias Goeritz (1915-1990), this book illuminates the artist's pivotal role within the landscape of twentieth-century modernism. Goeritz became recognized as an abstract sculptor after arriving in Mexico from Germany by way of Spain in 1949. His call to integrate abstract forms into civic and religious architecture, outlined in his "Emotional Architecture" manifesto, had a transformative impact on midcentury Mexican art and design. While best known for the experimental museum El Eco and his collaborations with the architect Luis Barrag n, including the brightly colored towers of Satellite City, Goeritz also shaped the Bauhaus-inspired curriculum at Guadalajara's School of Architecture and the iconic Cultural Program of Mexico City's 1968 Olympic Games. Josten addresses the Cold War implications of these and other initiatives that pitted Goeritz, an advocate of internationalist abstraction, against Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, ardent defenders of the realist style that prevailed in official Mexican art during the postrevolutionary period. Exploring Goeritz's dialogues with leading figures among the Parisian and New York avant-gardes, such as Yves Klein and Philip Johnson, Josten shows how Goeritz's approach to modernism, which was highly attuned to politics and place, formed part of a global enterprise.

The Art and Architecture of Mexico

Author : Pedro Rojas
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 214 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 1968
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39015058293765

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Architecture and Its Sculpture in Viceregal Mexico

Author : Robert J. Mullen
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 279 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2010-07-05
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780292788053

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Architecture and Its Sculpture in Viceregal Mexico by Robert J. Mullen Pdf

From monumental cathedrals to simple parish churches, perhaps as many as 100,000 churches and civic buildings were constructed in Mexico during the viceregal or colonial period (1535-1821). Many of these structures remain today as witnesses to the fruitful blending of Old and New World forms and styles that created an architecture of enduring vitality. In this profusely illustrated book, Robert J. Mullen provides a much-needed overview of Mexican colonial architecture and its attendant sculpture. Writing with just the right level of detail for students and general readers, he places the architecture in its social and economic context. He shows how buildings in the larger cities remained closer to European designs, while buildings in the pueblos often included prehispanic indigenous elements. This book grew out of the author's twenty-five-year exploration of Mexico's architectural and sculptural heritage. Combining an enthusiast's love for the subject with a scholar's care for accuracy, it is the perfect introduction to the full range of Mexico's colonial architecture.

Modern Architecture in Mexico City

Author : Kathryn E. O'Rourke
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2017-03-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780822981626

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Modern Architecture in Mexico City by Kathryn E. O'Rourke Pdf

Mexico City became one of the centers of architectural modernism in the Americas in the first half of the twentieth century. Invigorated by insights drawn from the first published histories of Mexican colonial architecture, which suggested that Mexico possessed a distinctive architecture and culture, beginning in the 1920s a new generation of architects created profoundly visual modern buildings intended to convey Mexico’s unique cultural character. By midcentury these architects and their students had rewritten the country’s architectural history and transformed the capital into a metropolis where new buildings that evoked pre-conquest, colonial, and International Style architecture coexisted. Through an exploration of schools, a university campus, a government ministry, a workers’ park, and houses for Diego Rivera and Luis Barragán, Kathryn O’Rourke offers a new interpretation of modern architecture in the Mexican capital, showing close links between design, evolving understandings of national architectural history, folk art, and social reform. This book demonstrates why creating a distinctively Mexican architecture captivated architects whose work was formally dissimilar, and how that concern became central to the profession.

Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico

Author : Edward R. Burian
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 236 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 1997
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 029270853X

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Since the mid 1970s, there has been an extraordinary renewal of interest in early modern architecture, both as a way of gaining insight into contemporary architectural culture and as a reaction to neoconservative postmodernism. This book undertakes a critical reappraisal of the notion of modernity in Mexican architecture and its influence on a generation of Mexican architects whose works spanned the 1920s through the 1960s. Nine essays by noted architects and architectural historians cover a range of topics from broad-based critical commentaries to discussions of individual architects and buildings. Among the latter are the architects Enrique del Moral, Juan O'Gorman, Carlos Obregón Santacilia, Juan Segura, Mario Pani, and the campus and stadium of the Ciudad Universitaria in Mexico City. Relatively little has been published in English regarding this era in Mexican architecture. Thus, Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico will play a groundbreaking role in making the underlying assumptions, ideological and political constructs, and specific architect's agendas known to a wide audience in the humanities. Likewise, it should inspire greater appreciation for this undervalued body of works as an important contribution to the modern movement.

Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico 1933-1943

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Sunstone Press
Page : 376 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780865348820

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Do you like to go treasure hunting in obvious or out of the way places? Do you like to view fine art in galleries large and small? This book will give you directions to New Mexico's amazing New Deal treasures and to buildings and bridges, murals and sculptures, paintings and people who made them. They are not necessarily in the most obvious places, and yet many are in places that one routinely visits. They have been patiently waiting in our cities, our villages, our parks, rarely witnessed as being "treasures." They were constructed perhaps even by your own artistic ancestors. This book is full of clues. Go sleuthing! Growing up in Portales, New Mexico, Kathryn Akers Flynn lived in an area with a New Deal courthouse, a New Deal post office, and New Deal schools. She worked at the local swimming pool and partied in the city park, both built during the Depression era. In high school she was a cheerleader on 1930s football fields for onlookers in Work Progress Administration bleachers and camped out at a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps created park and lake. She never knew any of these structures were fashioned by the New Deal, nor did she notice the New Deal treasures in Salt Lake City while at the University of Utah where she received her Bachelor's Degree or the New Deal structures in Carbondale, Illinois where she earned her Master's Degree at Southern Illinois University. Returning to New Mexico, she had a career in the state health and mental health administration that included directorship of Carrie Tingley Hospital, a New Deal facility with many public art treasures. It wasn't until she became Deputy Secretary of State of New Mexico that she realized what was around her. As a result she went on to edit three editions of the "New Mexico Blue Book" featuring information about New Deal creations all over the state. This book presents the history and whereabouts of many such treasures found since compiling an earlier book, "Treasures on New Mexico Trails," and another that focuses on New Deal programs nationwide, "The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration." She also assisted with the compilation of "A More Abundant Life, New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico" by Jacqueline Hoefer, also from Sunstone Press and an apt companion for "Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico." She was instrumental in creating the National New Deal Preservation Association, and now serves as Executive Director.

Borderwall as Architecture

Author : Ronald Rael
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2017-04-04
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780520283947

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Borderwall as public space / Teddy Cruz -- Ronald Rael -- Pilgrims at the wall / Marcello Di Cintio -- Borderwall as architecture / Ronald rael -- Transborderisms / Norma Iglesias-Prieto -- Recuerdos / Ronald Rael -- Why walls don't work / Michael Dear -- Afterwards / Ronald Rael

The Art and Architecture of Ancient America

Author : George Kubler
Publisher : Yale University Press
Page : 582 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 1993-01-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 0300053258

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Offers a survey of the paintings and architecture of the Mexican, Mayan, and Andean peoples

Spectacular Mexico

Author : Luis M. Castañeda
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Page : 344 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2014-11-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781452942452

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In the wake of its early twentieth-century civil wars, Mexico strove to present itself to the world as unified and prosperous. The preparation in Mexico City for the 1968 Summer Olympics was arguably the most ambitious of a sequence of design projects that aimed to signal Mexico’s arrival in the developed world. In Spectacular Mexico, Luis M. Castañeda demonstrates how these projects were used to create a spectacle of social harmony and ultimately to guide the nation’s capital into becoming the powerful megacity we know today. Not only the first Latin American country to host the Olympics, but also the first Spanish-speaking country, Mexico’s architectural transformation was put on international display. From traveling exhibitions of indigenous archaeological artifacts to the construction of the Mexico City subway, Spectacular Mexico details how these key projects placed the nation on the stage of global capitalism and revamped its status as a modernized country. Surveying works of major architects such as Félix Candela, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Ricardo Legorreta, and graphic designer Lance Wyman, Castañeda illustrates the use of architecture and design as instruments of propaganda and nation branding. Forming a kind of “image economy,” Mexico’s architectural projects and artifacts were at the heart of the nation’s economic growth and cultivated a new mass audience at an international level. Through an examination of one of the most important cosmopolitan moments in Mexico’s history, Spectacular Mexico positions architecture as central to the negotiation of social, economic, and political relations.

Radical Functionalism

Author : Luis E. Carranza
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2021-12-28
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781000510881

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Radical Functionalism: A Social Architecture for Mexico provides a complex and nuanced understanding of the functionalist architecture developed in Mexico during the 1930s. It carefully re-reads the central texts and projects of its main advocates to show how their theories responded to the socially and culturally charged Mexican context. These, such as architects Juan Legarreta, Juan O’Gorman, the Union of Socialist Architects, and Manuel Amábilis, were part of broader explorations to develop a modern, national architecture intended to address the needs of the Mexican working classes. Through their refunctioning of functionalism, these radical thinkers showed how architecture could stand at the precipice of Mexico's impending modernization and respond to its impending changes. The book examines their engagement and negotiation with foreign influences, issues of gender and class, and the separation between art and architecture. Functionalist practices are presented as contradictory and experimental, as challenging the role of architecture in the transformation of society, and as intimately linked to art and local culture in the development of new forms of architecture for Mexico, including the "vernacularization" of functionalism itself. Uniquely including translations of two manifesto-like texts by O’Gorman expressing the polemical nature of their investigations, Radical Functionalism: A Social Architecture for Mexico will be a useful reference for scholars, researchers and students interested in the history of architectural movements.

Architecture and Urbanism in Viceregal Mexico

Author : Juan Luis Burke
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 235 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2021-05-30
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781000383546

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Architecture and Urbanism in Viceregal Mexico presents a fascinating survey of urban history between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. It chronicles the creation and development of Puebla de los Ángeles, a city located in central-south Mexico, during its viceregal period. Founded in 1531, the city was established as a Spanish settlement surrounded by important Indigenous towns. This situation prompted a colonial city that developed along Spanish colonial guidelines but became influenced by the native communities that settled in it, creating one of the most architecturally rich cities in colonial Spanish America, from the Renaissance to the Baroque periods. This book covers the city's historical background, investigating its civic and religious institutions as represented in selected architectural landmarks. Throughout the narrative, Burke weaves together sociological, anthropological, and historical analysis to discuss the city’s architectural and urban development. Written for academics, students, and researchers interested in architectural history, Latin American studies, and the Spanish American viceregal period, it will make an important contribution to the field.

The Colonial Architecture of Mexico

Author : James Early
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 087074450X

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The first of two histories written in English on Mexican architecture in the entire colonial period, Early's book sheds new light for North Americans on the diverse and changing society of the scene of colonial New Spain.

Theaters of Conversion

Author : Samuel Y. Edgerton
Publisher : UNM Press
Page : 380 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Christian art and symbolism
ISBN : 0826322565

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Theaters of Conversion by Samuel Y. Edgerton Pdf

Missionary friars arrived in New Spain in 1521 and related their own European architectural and visual arts styles to the tastes and expectations of native Indians, conceiving of conventos as a special architectural theater in which to carry out their pr

Architecture in Mexico, 1900-2010

Author : Fernanda Canales
Publisher : Turner
Page : 944 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 2021-08-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 8418428732

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Architecture in Mexico, 1900-2010 by Fernanda Canales Pdf

An authoritative, two-volume compendium of 20th- and 21st-century Mexican architecture This new and expanded two-volume edition of Arquine's 2013 publication examines the multiplicity of architectural styles that have taken place in Mexico during the 20th century and through the beginning of the 21st. In an attempt to make paradigms move and reinvent themselves, history is seen as a space in which to work, placing special emphasis on the past's relationship to architecture, theory, art, design and urbanism. The two volumes of this massive compendium are chronologically divided into six different time periods reflecting the work of 160 architects throughout different architectural movements: the beginning of the century (1900-24); early modernity (1925-39); the heroic period (1940-68); new monumentality (1969-89); end of the century (1990-99); and the first decade of the 21st century (2000-10). Architects include: Federico Mariscal, José Villagrán, Vicente Mendiola, Guillermo Zárraga, Roberto Álvarez Espinosa, Manuel Amábilis, Juan O'Gorman, Manuel Ortiz Monasterio, Bernardo Calderón, Luis Ávila, Juan Segura, Carlos Obregón Santillana, Luis Barragán, Enrique del Moral, Augusto Álvarez, Mario Pani, Salvador Ortega, Luis Ramos Cunningham, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Rafael Mijares, Jorge Campuzano, Ricardo Legorreta, Noé Castro, Ramiro Alatorre, Carlos Vargas, Teodoro González de León, Abraham Zabludovsky, Legorreta + Legorreta, Javier Sordo Madaleno, TEN Arquitectos and Luis Vicente Flores, among others.