Tipologia de la escultura decorativa hispanica en la arquitectura Mexicana del siglo XVIII
Publisher: [Centro de Investigaciones Historicas y Esteticas], Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Central de Venezuela
259 pages with plates and bibliography. Quarto (10 1/4" x 7 3/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. First edition.
The Spanish Colonial style of architecture dominated in the early Spanish colonies of North and South America, and were also somewhat visible in its other colonies. It is sometimes marked by the contrast between the simple, solid construction demanded by the new environment and the Baroque ornamentation exported from Spain. Mexico, as the center of New Spainâ€”and the richest province of Spain's colonial empireâ€”has some of the most renowned buildings built in this style. With twenty-nine sites, Mexico has more sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list than any other country in the Americas, many of them boasting some of the richest Spanish Colonial architecture. Some of the most famous cities in Mexico built in the Colonial style are Puebla, Zacatecas, QuerÃ©taro, Guanajuato, and Morelia. During the late 17th century to 1750, one of Mexico's most popular architectural styles was Mexican Churrigueresque. These buildings were built in an ultra-Baroque, fantastically extravagant and visually frenetic style.
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