The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico from Independence to the Present

The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico from Independence to the Present

The states of Northern Mexico—Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Baja California Norte and Sur—have architecture, urbanism, and landscape design that offer numerous lessons in how to build well, but this constructed environment is largely undervalued or unknown. To make this architecture better known to a wide professional, academic, and public audience, this book presents the first comprehensive overview in either English or Spanish of the architecture, urban landscapes, and cities of Northern Mexico from the country's emergence as a modern nation in 1821 to the present day. Profusely illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, maps, and analytical drawings of urban cores of major cities, The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico systematically examines significant works of architecture in large cities and small towns in each state, from the earliest buildings in the urban core to the newest at the periphery. Edward R. Burian describes the most memorable works of architecture in each city in greater detail in terms of their spatial organization, materials, and sensory experience. He also includes a concise geographical and historical summary of the region that provides a useful background for the discussions of the works of architecture. Burian concludes the book with a brief commentary on lessons learned and possible futures for the architectural culture of the region, as well as the first comprehensive biographical listing of the architects practicing in Northern Mexico during the past two centuries.


Author
Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date
ISBN 0292771908
Pages 350 pages
Rating 4/5 (01 users)

More Books:

The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico from Independence to the Present
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Edward Burian
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-15 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

The states of Northern Mexico—Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Baja California Norte and Sur—have architecture, u
The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico from Independence to the Present
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Edward Burian
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-15 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

The states of Northern Mexico—Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Baja California Norte and Sur—have architecture, u
Postcards from the Chihuahua Border
Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: Daniel D. Arreola
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-29 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Just a trolley ride from El Paso, Ciudad Juárez was a popular destination in the early 1900s. Enticing and exciting, tourists descended on this and other Mexic
Miraflores
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Anne Elise Urrutia
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-07 - Publisher: Trinity University Press

Aureliano Urrutia, a prominent physician in Mexico City, built Miraflores garden after immigrating to Texas during the Mexican Revolution. A man of science, he
The Civil War on the Rio Grande, 1846–1876
Language: en
Pages: 354
Authors: Roseann Bacha-Garza
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-24 - Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

2020, Texas Historical Commission's Governor's Award for Historic Preservation was awarded to the Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS)
Postcards from the Baja California Border
Language: en
Pages: 393
Authors: Daniel D. Arreola
Categories: Antiques & Collectibles
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-05 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Postcards from the Baja California Border uses popular historical imagery--the vintage postcard--to tell a compelling, visually enriched geographical story abou
Border Witness
Language: en
Pages: 317
Authors: Michael Dear
Categories: Borderlands in motion pictures
Type: BOOK - Published: 2023 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"Border Witness offers a surprising catalogue of films dealing with the US-Mexico border and released during the past 100 years. It compares these screen vision
American Architect
Language: en
Pages: 636
Authors:
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1885 - Publisher:

Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States: Anthropology
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Nicolàs Kanellos
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-01-01 - Publisher: Arte Publico Press

Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Project is a national project to locate, identify, preserve and make accessible the literary contributions of U.S. Hispani
Seeing Zumthor
Language: en
Pages: 104
Authors: Hans Danuser
Categories: Photography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Scheidegger Und Spiess Ag Verlag

Auch Bilder schreiben Geschichte: Mit seinem radikal subjektiven Blick auf Bauten des Schweizer Architekten Peter Zumthor setzte der Künstler Hans Danuser in d