The Dwellers: The Integration of Art and the Architecture in the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

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  • Hannia Gómez

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https://doi.org/10.52200/42.A.SBSUOF7N

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

When Villanueva worked in the Integration of the Arts project for the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, he moved from the idea of ‘synthesis of the arts’ (where arts “preserved their traditional features in order to qualify something whose existence was prior to them and of which architecture was the previous framework”) to the idea of ‘integration of the arts’, which “created a new architectural–sculptural–pictorial organism which did not express hierarchy but the formal combination of the functional and the spatial as equal categories,” he took a transcendental step to open his architecture to experimentation in the field of modern art.

How to Cite

Gómez, H. (2010). The Dwellers: The Integration of Art and the Architecture in the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas. Docomomo Journal, (42), 46–52. https://doi.org/10.52200/42.A.SBSUOF7N

Published

2010-07-01

Author Biography

Hannia Gómez

(Architect FAU UCV ’82, MAUD GSAPP CU ’84) is the founding president of the Caracasbased foundations Centro de la Ciudad and Fundación de la Memoria Urbana. She is a writer, an architecture and city critic, a curator, an activist and preservationist, and the founder and coordinator of the Docomomo Venezuela Chapter.

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