Edward Burian: Learning from the Architecture of Northern Mexico

Edward Burian: Learning from the Architecture of Northern Mexico

Edward Burian of the University of Texas at San Antonio

February 19, 2016

UTSA associate professor of architecture Edward Burian discusses his recent book, The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico from Independence to Present, as the keynote speaker of the UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning Faculty Research Symposium. His talk, “Learning from the Architecture of Northern Mexico: Transforming Types, Materials, and Hybrids” was presented at the UTSA Downtown Campus on February 19, 2016.

Burian’s book is the first in-depth discussion of the undervalued architecture, landscapes, and urbanism of the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Baja California Norte and Sur. Covering the formative era of modern Mexico from independence from Spain in 1821 to the current contemporary pressures on local cultures by electronic information technology and the forces of globalization, the text documents, discusses and analyzes an undervalued body of work largely unknown in either English or Spanish. The volume is profusely illustrated with over 400 black-and-white and color photographs, maps, and original analytical plan drawings of urban cores of major cities.

 

Q+A with CACP Assoc. Prof. Ed Burian, author of The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico

February 10, 2016│UTSA

 

UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning Faculty Research Symposium is Feb. 19

February 10, 2016│UTSA