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Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics

Luis M. Castañeda

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690763
eISBN:
9781452949475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690763.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This book examines the relationship between a paradigm-shifting event in global design culture, the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, and the exhibitionary practices of the single-party Mexican state during ... More


Diplomatic Spectacles: Mexico Displays Itself at World’S Fairs

Luis M. Castañeda

in Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690763
eISBN:
9781452949475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690763.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter one examines Mexico’s national pavilions for Expo 58 in Brussels, the 1962 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs in Seattle and New York, Montreal’s Expo ’67, and San Antonio’s Hemisfair ’68. It situates ... More


Archaeologies of Power: Assembling the Museo Nacional De Antropología

Luis M. Castañeda

in Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690763
eISBN:
9781452949475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690763.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter two examines the creation of a national network of museums of culture in Mexico at the behest of president Adolfo López Mateos (1958-1964), and of this network’s centerpiece, the National ... More


Image Machines: Mexico ’68’S “Old” and “New” Sports Facilities

Luis M. Castañeda

in Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690763
eISBN:
9781452949475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690763.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter three explores the dual process undertaken by Mexico ‘68’s organizers to promote, as part of a unified campaign, refurbished “old” sports venues in Mexico City and a new generation of ... More


Total Design OF AN Of an Olympic Metropous

Luis M. Castañeda

in Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690763
eISBN:
9781452949475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690763.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter four discusses the expansive network of graphic, sculptural and urban interventions created during the Olympics in Mexico City as part of the Cultural Olympiad.


Subterranean Scenographies: Time Travel at the Mexico City Metro

Luis M. Castañeda

in Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690763
eISBN:
9781452949475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690763.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Chapter five examines the design and construction of the Mexico City subway system’s first three lines (1967-70), arguing that the subway’s network of elaborate architectural spaces intended to ... More


Epilogue Olympic Afterlives

Luis M. Castañeda

in Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816690763
eISBN:
9781452949475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690763.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Forming a kind of “image economy,” Mexico’s architectural projects and artifacts were at the heart of the nation’s economic growth and cultivated a new mass audience at an international level. ... More


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