Plastic Integration in Mexico: Confluence or Nostalgia

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https://doi.org/10.52200/42.A.NBPEB885

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Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

From the onset of contemporary architecture, the controversial presence of visual arts manifested itself as one of the approaches in its development. In the mid-twentieth century the use of the term “plastic integration” started to be widespread, exposing the confrontation between diverse stances and positions. Three of the pioneers in the forefront of this field were Carlos Obregón Santacilia, with his building for the Secretaría de Salubridad (1929), Mario Pani, with the Hotel Reforma (1936), and Enrique Yáñez, with the Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas (1936-1940). The movement, headed by the leading architects of the time in collaboration with important artists, searched for an intersection between the visual arts and architecture.

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Noelle, L. (2010). Plastic Integration in Mexico: Confluence or Nostalgia. Docomomo Journal, (42), 14–23. https://doi.org/10.52200/42.A.NBPEB885

Published

2010-07-01

Author Biography

Louise Noelle, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Is researcher at the National University of Mexico, author of many publications on architecture and urbanism, and a contributor to numerous architectural magazines. Member of the Mexican Arts Academy, 1991; Honorary Academician of the Society of Mexican Architects and of the Argentinean National Academy of Beaux Arts; member of the Icomos, 1993; and president of Docomomo México, 2003.

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