From the rocky terrain in the North through the fertile pampa of the central provinces, all the way to the mountainous West and cold, desolate provinces of the South, the estancias of Argentina produced the high-quality meat and grain that gave the country one of the world's most powerful economies at the turn of the century. Built in a diversity of architectural styles, from Spanish farm-house to Edwardian country home, the residences of the estancieros are a fascinating hybrid of European and Argentine cultural traditions.
In an illuminating text, historian María Sáenz Quesada explores the cultural and social history of Argentina and provides captivating commentary about the families who built or occupy the estancias. She also examines the distinctive style of these country estates, their interiors, and gardens. Illustrated with exquisite color and vintage photographs, this opulently designed volume captures the rugged, romantic flavor of the good life on the Argentina pampa.
Acknowledgments Introduction Buenos Aires Province Entre Rios Province Cordoba Province Santa Fe Province Mendoza Province Salta Province Neuquen Province Tierra del Fuego Santa Cruz Province Selected Bibliography Glossary
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 9th May 2007
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 30.5
Weight (kg): 1.75