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dc.contributor.authorGorelik, Adrián
dc.contributor.otherMajluf, Natalia
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-28T14:31:13Z
dc.date.available2022-02-28T14:31:13Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierONIX_20220228_9781951634216_7
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53153
dc.description.abstractSince its publication in Spanish in 1998, The Grid and the Park not only revitalized studies on the history of Buenos Aires, but also laid the foundation for a specific type of cultural work on the city —an urban perspective for cultural history, as its author would describe it— that has had a sustained impact in Latin America. Public space, embodied in the grid of city blocks and the park system, here appears as a particularly productive category because it encompasses dimensions of the material city, politics, and culture, which are usually studied separately. From Domingo Faustino Sarmiento’s figurations of Palermo Park in the mid-nineteenth century to Jorge Luis Borges’s discovery of the suburb in the 1920s; from the modernization of the traditional center carried out by Mayor Torcuato de Alvear in the 1880s to the questioning of that centrality by the emergence of the suburban barrio, the book weaves the changing ideas on public space with urban culture to produce a new history of the metropolitan expansion of Buenos Aires, one of the most extensive and dynamic urban centers of the early twentieth century.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History
dc.subject.otherPublic Space
dc.subject.otherLate 19th and Early 20th centuries
dc.subject.otherBuenos Aires
dc.subject.otherCultural History
dc.subject.otherUrban History
dc.titleThe Grid and the Park
dc.title.alternativePublic Space and Urban Culture in Buenos Aires, 1887–1936.
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.25154/book8
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7bb6503b-ca4e-418b-905d-205dc2692bbb
oapen.relation.isbn9781951634216
oapen.relation.isbn9781951634209
oapen.relation.isbn9781951634247
oapen.relation.isbn9781951634223
oapen.relation.isbn9781951634230
oapen.imprintLatin America Research Commons
oapen.pages478
oapen.place.publicationPittsburgh


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