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1st Edition

Planning Latin America's Capital Cities 1850-1950

Edited By

Arturo Almandoz

ISBN 9780415553087
Published November 25, 2009 by Routledge
296 Pages 110 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In this first comprehensive work in English to describe the building of Latin America's capital cities in the postcolonial period, Arturo Almandoz and his contributors demonstrate how Europe, and France in particular, shaped their culture, architecture and planning until the United States began to play a part in the 1930s. A series of case studies are devoted to individual cities, each extensively illustrated and written by authorities on the city concerned. Providing a historical survey of Latin American urban development, this book also offers a new perspective on international planning.


Table of Contents

Foreword Anthony Sutcliffe  1. Introduction Arturo Almandoz  2. Urbanism and Urbanism in Latin America: from Haussmann to CIAM Arturo Almandoz  Part 1: Capitals of the Booming Economies  3. Buenos Aires, A Great European City Ramón Gutiérrez  4. The Times of the Capitals. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo: Words, Actors, and Plans Margareth da Silva Pereira  5. Cities Within the City: Urban and Architectural Transfers - Santiago de Chile 1840-1940 Fernando Pérez Oyarzun and José Rosas Vera  Part 2: Early Viceregal Capitals  6. The Urban Development of Mexico City, 1850-1930 Carol McMichael Reese  7. The Script of Urban Surgery : Lima, 1850-1940 Gabriel Ramon  Part 3: The Caribbean Rim and Central America  8. Havana, from Tacon to Forestier Roberto Segre  9. Caracas: Territory, Architecture and Urban Space Lorenzo González Casas  10. Urbanism, Architecture, and Cultural Transformations in San Jose, Costa Rica 1850-1930 Florencia Quesada  11. Conclusions Arturo Almandoz

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Arturo Almandoz is Associate Professor in the Urban Planning Department, Simón Bolivar University, Caracas.


'The structure, citation, illustration and coherence of each, set within a clear editorial frame, are a healthy reminder of the exceptional qualities, which were once much more common in edited volumes. This book has been a learning pleasure.' - Terry Farrell, Resource Urban Design Information web-site

'The book is lavishly illustrated with well-chosen diagrams maps and photographs. It is a welcome edition to the Routledge's Planning History and the Enironment Series.' - Environment and Planning B