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Mexico City : A Cultural and Literary Companion - Nick Caistor

Mexico City

A Cultural and Literary Companion

Paperback Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9781566563499
Number Of Pages: 256

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Nick Caistor explores this city of extremes, revealing its turbulent past and chaotic present through its urban landscape. Looking at Aztec ruins, baroque monuments and modernistic complexes, he traces the history of a volatile and vibrant city, where conquest, revolution and natural disasters have left their marks. Maps and illustrations.

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
The First Cityp. 4
Capital of New Spainp. 8
Independence, Emperors and Dictatorsp. 20
Reform and Reactionp. 25
Revolution and Nationp. 29
Megacity and Beyondp. 34
Ritual Spaces
The Templo Mayor or Great Temple, 1519/1978p. 41
The Cathedral, 1525/1998p. 48
Tepeyac Hill: The Virgin of Guadalupe, 1531p. 54
Plaza Mayor/Zocalo, 1539/1847p. 61
The House of the Fig Tree, 1597/1934p. 67
Heroes and Villains
The Tacuba Causeway, 1520p. 75
Chapultepec Castle, 1865p. 2
The Angel de la Independencia, 1910/1957p. 89
La Ciudadela, 1913p. 96
Arena Coliseo, 1938/1984p. 102
La Calavera
The Candelaria de los Patos, 1869p. 109
Posada's Engraving Shop, 1910p. 115
Coyoacanp. 123
Plaza de las Tres Culturas, Tlateloloco, 1968p. 131
Mema's House, Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, 1988p. 138
Grandeza Mexicana
The Utopian City, 1554p. 145
The Convent of San Jeronimo, 1692p. 153
The Ministry of Education, 1923p. 162
Palacio de Bellas Artes, 1984p. 169
Plaza Garibaldi: Astrid Hadad, 1996p. 176
"Its Ruins Will Tell the World"
Avenida Chapultepec, 1325/1995p. 185
Mercado La Merced, 1519/1950p. 190
The Alameda, 1692/1985p. 194
La Casa de los Azulejos, 1734/1978p. 201
Mixcoac, 1914/1989p. 210
Further Readingp. 219
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9781566563499
ISBN-10: 1566563496
Series: Cities of the Imagination
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2000
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.28