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The Resource Constitutional modernism : architecture and civil society in Cuba, 1933-1959, Timothy Hyde

Constitutional modernism : architecture and civil society in Cuba, 1933-1959, Timothy Hyde

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Constitutional modernism : architecture and civil society in Cuba, 1933-1959
Title
Constitutional modernism
Title remainder
architecture and civil society in Cuba, 1933-1959
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Hyde
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How does architecture make its appearance in civil society? Constitutional Modernism pursues this challenging question by exploring architecture, planning, and law as cultural forces. Analyzing the complex entanglements between these disciplines in the Cuban Republic, Timothy Hyde reveals how architects joined with other professionals and intellectuals in efforts to establish a stable civil society, from the promulgation of a new Cuban Constitution in 1940 up until the Cuban Revolution.By arguing that constitutionalism was elaborated through architectural principles and practices as well as legal ones, Hyde offers a new view of architectural modernism as a political and social instrument. He contends that constitutionalism produced a decisive confluence of law and architecture, a means for planning the future of Cuba. The importance of architecture in this process is laid bare by Hyde's thorough scrutiny of a variety of textual, graphical, and physical artifacts. He examines constitutional articles, exhibitions, interviews, master plans, monuments, and other primary materials as acts of design.Read from the perspective of architectural history, Constitutional Modernism demonstrates how the modernist concepts that developed as an international discourse before the Second World War evolved through interactions with other disciplines into a civil urbanism in Cuba. And read from the perspective of Cuban history, the book explains how not only material products such as buildings and monuments but also the immaterial methods of architecture as a cultural practice produced ideas that had consequential effects on the political circumstances of the nation. "--
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Hyde, Timothy
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.S6
LC item number
H93 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Architecture and society
  • City planning
  • Modern movement (Architecture)
  • ARCHITECTURE / History / General
  • HISTORY / Latin America / General
  • Architecture and society
  • City planning
  • Modern movement (Architecture)
  • Cuba
Label
Constitutional modernism : architecture and civil society in Cuba, 1933-1959, Timothy Hyde
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Introduction: Constitutionalism and Civil Society -- I. Constitution -- 1. The Idealized Republic: The Constitution of 1940 -- 2. Better Cities, Better Citizens: The Political Function of Planning -- 3. A Perfect Structuring: Representing the Nation as Plan and Purpose -- II. City -- 4. Public Works: Constructing the Urban Spaces of Civil Society -- 5. Master Plans: The Retrospective Order of the Plan Piloto de la Habana -- 6. Historic Districts: The Regulation of the Past in Habana Vieja -- III. Monument -- 7. The Experience of Civic Conscience: Designs for the Monumento a Martì -- 8. The Prospect of Cubanidad: Figural Forms and the Palacio de las Palmas -- Epilogue: Futures of Constitutional Modernism -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Abbreviations
Control code
843444900
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780816678112
Lccn
2012043823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)843444900
Label
Constitutional modernism : architecture and civil society in Cuba, 1933-1959, Timothy Hyde
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations -- Introduction: Constitutionalism and Civil Society -- I. Constitution -- 1. The Idealized Republic: The Constitution of 1940 -- 2. Better Cities, Better Citizens: The Political Function of Planning -- 3. A Perfect Structuring: Representing the Nation as Plan and Purpose -- II. City -- 4. Public Works: Constructing the Urban Spaces of Civil Society -- 5. Master Plans: The Retrospective Order of the Plan Piloto de la Habana -- 6. Historic Districts: The Regulation of the Past in Habana Vieja -- III. Monument -- 7. The Experience of Civic Conscience: Designs for the Monumento a Martì -- 8. The Prospect of Cubanidad: Figural Forms and the Palacio de las Palmas -- Epilogue: Futures of Constitutional Modernism -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Abbreviations
Control code
843444900
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 371 pages
Isbn
9780816678112
Lccn
2012043823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)843444900

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