CFP: College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, New York, February 13-16, 2013. BUILDING FOR THE “COMMON GOOD”: PUBLIC WORKS, CIVIC ARCHITECTURE, AND THEIR REPRESENTATION IN BOURBON LATIN AMERICA.
In 1700, a new king, Philip V, and a new royal dynasty, the French Bourbons, ascended the Spanish throne and introduced ambitious governmental, military, and fiscal reforms in the overseas colonies. For the next century, the cities of colonial Latin America experienced a considerable transformation in their urban landscapes. Viceroys, Corregidores, Intendentes and Cabildos promoted drastic improvements of public works, buildings, and repairs of city halls, jails, bridges, fountains, paved roads, granaries, slaughterhouses, and parks. This panel seeks to examine civic architecture, public infrastructures, and their representation, built for the “common good,” during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Latin America. It also explores the relationship between such public improvements and late colonial identities. The panel thus invites papers dealing not only with architectural history, but also with the history of the image and other forms of material culture.
Proposal, sent to the session chairs and not to CAA, must be received by May 4, 2012.
Luis J. Gordo-Peláez, University of Texas at Austin; and Paul B. Niell, University of North Texas. Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
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