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

Hardcover | August 15, 2015

byEdward Burian

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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.

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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 k...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 11.27 × 8.78 × 0.9 inPublished:August 15, 2015Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292771908

ISBN - 13:9780292771901

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Geography and Landscapes of Northern Mexico

A Historical Overview of Northern Mexico: Evolving Urban, Architectural, and Landscape Types

Tamaulipas

Nuevo León

Coahuila

Chihuahua

Durango

Sonora

Sinaloa

Baja California Norte and Sur

Conclusions: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for the Architectural Culture of the Region

Appendix: Biographies of Architects, Engineers, Designers, and Builders in Northern Mexico, 1821 to the Present

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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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."This book is crucial for redressing the enormous void in documenting the architecture of northern Mexico. . . . It breaks new ground by constructing the geographical field on which subsequent scholarly work will be carried out. . . . The author’s conscientious and determined cataloguing of significant sites dating from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries is extraordinary." - Stephen Fox, Fellow of the Anchorage Foundation of Texas