U.S. Architectural Visions for the Western Hemisphere
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: University of Texas Press
Title Page, Copyright
T HE CONCEPT OF PAN-AMERICANISM FIRST came into play in the early nineteenth century when Simón Bolívar advanced it to promote political and economic alliances between Latin American...
Preface: Entre Autopista y Puente
A BRASS PLAQUE MOUNTED ON THE U.S.- Mexico Gateway to the Americas International Bridge in Laredo, Texas, animated our childhood jaunts to Mexico, or, as we called...
MY AUNT ESTHER LIKES TO REMIND ME that “uno nunca sabe para quién trabaja” (one never knows for whom one is working), a saying that does not resonate any louder than when...
Pan-American Architecture Chronology
Introduction: Entering Pan-America
AN ENGRAVING TITLED GENERAL GRANT on a Banana Plantation, in William Eleroy Curtis’ Capitals of Spanish America (1888), brings together the many images that consumed one of...
1. The Birth of Pan-American Architecture: Hemispheric Fairs, 1884-1901
VISITORS ENTERING NEW ORLEANS’ newly opened World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition from the Mississippi River in 1884 via steamboat found...
2. A Rubber-Fig Tree for the Patio: America's Peace Temple, 1907-1913
AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE Pan-American Union’s new headquarters on April 26, 1910, President William Howard Taft, surrounded by dignitaries from all of...
3. In Search of Modern Pan-America: The Columbus Memorial Lighthouse
THE INAUGURATION PLANS FOR THE Columbus Memorial Lighthouse in Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic, in 1992 included a series of spectacular...
4. Gateway to the Americas: Dreaming Interama, HemisFair Living
WHEN A GROUP OF MIAMI ARchitects envisioned Interama’s underwater gateway to the Americas, they imagined futuristic towers...
Epilogue: Enter Here: The Great Pan-American Way
AS SUSIE AND MIKE VARGAS TAKE AN evening stroll across the U.S.-Mexican border in Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil (1958), the carefully staged continuity of urban textures highlighting the...
Page Count: 280
Illustrations: 204 color and b&w illus., 1 map
Publication Year: 2011
Series Title: Roger Fullington Series in Architecture
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