Telling Ruins in Latin America Michael J. Lazzara

ISBN: 9780230605220

Published: July 15th 2009

Hardcover

288 pages


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Telling Ruins in Latin America  by  Michael J. Lazzara

Telling Ruins in Latin America by Michael J. Lazzara
July 15th 2009 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780230605220 | 3.68 Mb

As a merger of past, present and future, and as a material embodiment of change, the ruin offers a fertile locale for competing cultural stories about historical events, political projects, and the constitution of communities.

A fascination withMoreAs a merger of past, present and future, and as a material embodiment of change, the ruin offers a fertile locale for competing cultural stories about historical events, political projects, and the constitution of communities. A fascination with pre-Columbian ruins already marked Latin American nineteenth-century nation-building projects as well as early twentieth-century artistic experiments that linked avant-garde originality with imagined new beginnings.

This book highlights the ruin’s prolific resurgence in Latin American cultural life at the turn of the millennium and sharply reveals a stirring creative drive by artists and intellectuals toward ethical reflection and change in the midst of ruinous devastation.



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