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Author Herzog, Lawrence A. (Lawrence Arthur)

Title From Aztec to high tech : architecture and landscape across the Mexico-United States border / Lawrence A. Herzog.

Published Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.9721 HERZ    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Creating the North American landscape.
Creating the North American landscape.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-232) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: Landscapes of the Transcultural City -- 2. "Aztec": The Mexican Urban Landscape -- 3. The Journey North: A History of Mexican Architecture on the California Border -- 4. El Otro Lado: In Search of Mexican Landscapes in the Southwestern United States -- 5. High Tech? The Cultural Landscapes of North American Economic Integration -- 6. Culture and Place: The Border Architects Speak -- 7. From Aztec to High Tech.
Summary From Aztec to High Tech explores the architectural future of interdependent neighbors who share a history, an economy, and a landscape. After reviewing three key periods in Mexico's three thousand-year-old architectural past - indigenous, Spanish colonial, and modern - urban planning scholar Lawrence A. Herzog focuses on the border territories of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, particularly in California. Through eighty black-and-white photographs and interviews with architects from both sides of the border, this engaging book provides a compelling picture of how traditional Mexican architecture has intersected with the postindustrial, high-tech urban style of the United States - a mix that offers an alternative to the homogenization of architecture north of the international border.
Subject Architecture and society -- Mexico, North.
Architecture -- Mexico, North -- Influence.
Architecture and society -- Southwest, New.
Mexican American architecture -- Southwest, New.
Mexico, North -- Relations -- Southwest, New.
Southwest, New -- Relations -- Mexico, North.
ISBN 0801860091 (alk. paper)