U.S. Architectural Visions for the Western Hemisphere
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: University of Texas Press
Title Page, Copyright
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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
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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...
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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
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Introduction: Entering Pan-America
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...
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Page Count: 280
Illustrations: 204 color and b&w illus., 1 map
Publication Year: 2011
Series Title: Roger Fullington Series in Architecture