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Mesoamerica, c. 1500 BCE–500 CE

Mary E. Miller

Mary E. Miller is Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Matthew H. Robb

Matthew H. Robb is Chief Curator of the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...This chapter addresses the early history (c. 1500 BCE–500 CE) of building forms and cultural concepts in the area of the Western Hemisphere known as Mesoamerica, with particular attention to the Maya region, central Mexico, and the Gulf...

Mesoamerica, 500–1521

Mary E.E. Miller

Mary E. Miller is Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Matthew H.H. Robb

Matthew H. Robb is Chief Curator of the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The period in this chapter extends from the second half of what archaeologists call the Classic era of Mesoamerican history (covering the first millennium CE up to around 900) to the Post-Classic era (lasting from around 900 until...

Central and South America, 1492–1820

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi is an associate professor of Art History at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...European colonization, especially that led by Spain and Portugal, drove the architectural changes in Central and South America, including the Caribbean, from 1520 to 1820. The fall of the Aztec and Inca Empires, and the conquest also...

Central and South America, 1810–1920

Luis E. Carranza

LUIS E. CARRANZA is Professor of Architecture and of Art and Architectural History at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, both in the USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The wars of independence at the beginning of the nineteenth century caused tremendous changes in culture and society throughout Latin America. As the nation-states stabilized, intense searches began to define the character of these new...

Central and South America, 1920 to Present

Felipe Hernández

FELIPE HERNÁNDEZ is a Colombian-born architect and academic who teaches in the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Central and South America, also known as ‘Latin America’, covers a vast continental territory as well as the islands of the Caribbean. All regions have very different geographical and environmental characteristics. They also have diverse...