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by Hernan Sarzabal,Sergio Castiglione,Luis Abregu

eBook Estancias Argentinas (Spanish and English Edition) download ISBN: 9879778197
Author: Hernan Sarzabal,Sergio Castiglione,Luis Abregu
Publisher: Kliczkowski Publisher; 1st edition (May 1, 2002)
Language: Spanish English
Pages: 213
ePub: 1930 kb
Fb2: 1867 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

'Estancias Argentinas' proposes a journey of images and texts through the extraordinary phenomenon of the architecture of estancia homesteads. This book presents twenty magnificent examples of the grand rural homes built mainly between the mid 19th and mid-20th centuries. The estancias, or 'homesteads,' are characteristic features of the Buenos Aires pampa. Some of them are works of art, highlighted by surrounding parks. The work of architects Hernan Barbero Sarzabal and Sergio Castiglione offers us a clear picture of some of the most representative 'homesteads' of the province of Buenos Aires, and inspires us to imagine the life of those estate owners who were, at the time, one of the most dynamic motors of Argentinean progress. Each example includes excellent images by Luis Abregu and documentation from private archives, architectural plans, portraits of the founders, photographs and period paintings, drawings and sketches made by present day artists expressly for this purpose. The text describes the architecture, the rich history of the establishments and the profile of the founders, on various occasions pioneers or renowned politicians. These estancia homesteads are a valuable architectural heritage for Argentina, and they deserve to be known and valued.