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Modernity and the Architecture of Mexico

ISBN-10: 029270853X

ISBN-13: 9780292708532

Edition: 1997

Authors: Edward R. Burian, Ricardo Legoretta, Ricardo Legoretta

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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 Obregoacute;n 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' 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.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Mexico, Modernity, And Architecture: An Interview with
Politics And Architectural Language: Post-Revolutionary Regimes in Mexico and Their Influence on Mexican Public Architecture, 1920-1952
Modernity In Mexico: The Case of the Ciudad Universitaria
Architecture And Place: The Stadium of the University City
"The General And The Local": Enrique del Moral's Own House, Calle Francisco Ramirez 5, Mexico City, 1948
The Architecture Of Juan O'Gorman: Dichotomy and Drift
The Architecture Of Carlos Obreg�n Santacilia: A Work for Its Time and Context
Juan Segura: The Origins of Modern Architecture in Mexico
The Architecture And Urbanism Of Mario Pani: Creativity and Compromise
Postscript
Notes on the Contributors
Selected Bibliography
Index