Serie Nuevas aproximaciones [New Approaches] This collection gathers current research conducted in Argentina and Latin America, as well as other international papers which can contribute to the formation of a new perspective for historiography.
El color del río Historia cultural del paisaje del Riachuelo [The River’s Color. A Cultural History of the Riachuelo Landscape] Graciela Silvestri isbn 987-558-016-3 2004 | 374 p. | illus. | 580 g $ 32 | usd 8,54
How is an industrial landscape created? This book tells the story of the Riachuelo (Matanza River) as an urban landscape through material as diverse as its subject of study. The author discusses canalization projects; debates on port issues; immigrant settlement processes; the impact of surrounding slaughterhouses, metal factories, and power plants; transportation along and across the stream; and the Riachuelo as portrayed in literary works, architecture, and paintings. Indeed, art has condensed the meaning of this landscape in that corner of the river that bohemian artists used to call rive gauche, which has now turned into a typical postcard picture representing Buenos Aires.
Las huellas de la política
La ciudad regular
Vivienda, ciudad, peronismo en Buenos Aires, 1943-1955
Arquitectura, programas e instituciones en el Buenos Aires posrevolucionario, 1821-1835
[The Traces of Politics. Housing, Urban Issues, and Peronism in Buenos Aires, 1943-1955]
[A Regular City. Architecture, Programs, and Institutions in Buenos Aires, 1821-1835]
isbn 978-987-558-055-8 2005, 1st edition | 2009, 1st reprint 280 p. | illus. | 420 g $ 45 | usd 12,01
isbn 987-558-062-7 2006 | 304 p. | illus. | 460 g $ 37 | usd 9,88
Housing projects developed during President Perón’s first term in office and social programs introduced by the Eva Perón Foundation still linger in Argentina’s memory as symbols of government-driven social welfare. This book explores how those pictures, created by Peronism, have managed to remain in our minds, preserving their political strength. In addition, it addresses the representation of public works in architecture, public housing, and urban spaces in an effort to understand how such symbolic universe has been built and promoted.
This study challenges the traditional view of Buenos Aires in the mid-19th Century as a small city, almost a quaint village that only served as the stage for the dramatic events of the May Revolution. For the first time, the capital city of Argentina in that period is shown as a complex urban geometrical structure whose presence is noticed both in the revolutionary elite’s discourse and in the sophisticated urban management processes adopted under President Rivadavia’s administration, which shape a picture of Buenos Aires based on the typical late Enlightenment model for architecture: a regular city.
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