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  • Nicolás Alexeevich Ferdinandov
    Planchart, Enrique, 1894-1953
    The Venezuelan art critic Enrique Planchart analyzes the work of Nicolás Alexeevich Ferdinandov. In his text, Planchart comments on the general aspects of the personality of this Russian architect and visual artist who made an extended visit to [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1164534

  • El reino de Juan Félix Sánchez
    Contramaestre, Carlos
    This is Carlos Contramaestre’s account of his mule-back ride from San Rafael de Mucuchíes (in the state of Mérida) to El Potrero, at an altitude of four thousand meters, to meet Juan Félix Sánchez, the blanket weaver, sculptor, and architect. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1157888

  • Gego : arquitecto
    Gómez, Hannia
    Hannia Gómez provides an overview of Gego’s architectural/engineering training and how it influenced her work. The former outlines the latter’s academic education and describes the didactic style of most fashionable architectural schools in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1148288

  • Significado y expresión de las maquettes de la proyectada basílica a Santa Rosa de Lima : disertación del doctor Alfredo Álvarez Calderón en la última audición de la Hora Rosa del jueves 19 del mes en curso : creación del estilo neo-peruano
    Alvarez Calderón, Alfredo
    The author of this article notes that Santa Rosa [Saint Rosa] has been glorified with altars, chapels, and temples in various parts of the world; he therefore believes that a basilica should be built in her honor in Lima, her home city. But first, he [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1141292

  • Expresión de principios de la Agrupación Espacio
    This text is a statement of the principles that governed Espacio [Space], an association made up of Peruvian architects, artists and intellectuals. As Espacio saw it, “Entre el mundo de ayer y el mundo de hoy, se ha establecido el origen de la [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126309

  • Integration of the arts = Integración de las artes
    Moholy- Nagy, Sibyl, 1903-1971
    In this excerpt from her book Carlos Raúl Villanueva y la arquitectura de Venezuela, Professor Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, from the United States, describes how the architect [Villanueva] expresses his own personal view of the “synthesis of the arts.” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1097270

  • A Muralist Answers: "Chicago Murals, are they our best public art?"
    Weber, John Pitman, 1942-
    In this text, John Weber, a distinguished muralist and co-founder of the Chicago Mural Group, responds to a recent article about murals in Chicago and denies that Chicago’s mural scene is unique. He fears that such a term implies that the scene is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1061333

  • La Ciudad Universitaria : un ensayo de Integración de las Artes
    Calzadilla, Juan, 1931
    In this essay, Juan Calzadilla points out all the qualities that enabled Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva to become the “protector of the arts” and to develop the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, the project for the “integration of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864316

  • Juan O´Gorman plantea el dilema arte utilidad
    Larrosa, Manuel
    Juan O’Gorman addresses the problem of architecture from the perspective of functionality versus aesthetics and concludes that the two opposites should be fused into one: “architecture should serve as a useful object and as an object of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 787955

  • Reflexiones en torno al vitral contemporáneo
    Rodríguez Prampolini, Ida
    Upon the installation of twelve stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall in the synagogue at the University Medical Center of Jerusalem in February 1962, Ida Rodríguez [Prampolini] reflected on the resurgence of stained glass—for decorative [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757395

  • La Plástica y su proyección pública
    It is believed that the so-called “gran arte” [sanctioned art] is going through a period during which it must, by means of an “organic process” play a live role due to its aesthetic rank, physical dimension, and public intervention. In that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 753136

  • Juan O'Gorman
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    In Mathias Goeritz’s opinion, the architect and sculptor Juan O’Gorman is an original visionary because in his artistic endeavors he tries to connect the arts and subordinate them to concepts that synthesize his extra-artistic convictions. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751346

  • Aclaración
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    Mathias Goeritz announces that this issue of the magazine Arquitectura México is dedicated to the examples of architecture and religious art current at the time. He argues that—even though in some works of secular art a greater “religiosity” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751329

  • Auto - Advertencia
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    To present this issue of the Art Section dedicated to Las Torres de Ciudad Satélite [The Towers of the Satellite City] Mathias Goeritz wonders if anybody else—aside from some of his friends—has read the editorials of this section published as [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 741793

  • El pintor y el arquitecto
    Obregón Santacilia, Carlos
    The architect begins his article by saying that painting achieves its maximum expression when it is applied to architecture. However, he mentions that true collaboration happens only infrequently between painters and architects, because the painter [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735991

  • El monumento de la República en Querétaro
    Atl, Dr., 1875-1964
    In this article Dr. Atl (Gerardo Murillo) criticizes commemorative monuments, saying that in Mexico and indeed in the entire world, they are not made to honor the memory of the illustrious men to whom they are dedicated, but for the benefit of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735320

  • En torno a la "Integración"-
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    By 1954, Carlos Mérida had published 11 tenets related to what he called functional painting and its importance in the integration of the visual arts, as well as some theoretical concepts regarding architectonic-pictorial space. For Mérida, at that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733682