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Author O'Rourke, Kathryn E., author.

Title Modern architecture in Mexico City : history, representation, and the shaping of a capital / Kathryn E. O'Rourke.

Published Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Culture, politics, and the built environment
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I COLONIAL CONCEPTS FOR MODERN MESTIZOS -- ch. One History, Photography, and the Invention of Mexican Architecture -- ch. Two Representation and Reform at the Ministry of Health -- ch. Three Fit and Trim: Pictorial Histories at the Venustiano Carranza Recreation and Athletic Center for Workers -- pt. II IMAGES, ABSENCE, AND OTHERNESS -- ch. Four Composition and Conflict: Juan O'Gorman as Painter-Architect -- ch. Five Landscape and Subjectivity at the Ciudad Universitaria -- ch. Six Alone in History: Luis Barragan's "Mexican" House.
Summary "Kathryn E. O'Rourke offers a new interpretation of the development of modern architecture in the Mexican capital in the first half of the twentieth century. Through an exploration of private houses, schools, a government ministry, and a workers' park, O'Rourke traces the intellectual history of Mexican modernism, showing close links between design, evolving understandings of national architectural history, folk art, and social reform"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Architecture and society -- Mexico -- Mexico City -- 20th century.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Mexico City (Mexico) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780822981626 (electronic bk.)
0822981629 (electronic bk.)
9780822944621 (hardback)