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Ancient origins of the Mexican plaza : from primordial sea to public space
by Logan Wagner, Hal Box, and Susan Kline Morehead.
Design Library Call Number
  Stacks NA9070 .W34 2013 (Browse Shelf) Available
  Stacks NA9070 .W34 2013 (Browse Shelf) Available
Other Authors
  • ISBN: 9780292719163 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0292719167 (hardback)
  • OCLC Number: 783173067
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: Authors' Note -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter One. The Primordial Sea: Forming Open Space in Mesoamerica -- Mesoamerican Concept of Space -- Mountains and Altepetls -- Caves, Quatrefoils, and Sunken Courts -- Types of Open Space in Mesoamerica -- Triad Centering * U-shaped Courts * Quadrangles -- Quincunx: Symbol of the Cosmos -- Ballcourts -- The Sunken Court of Teopantecuanitlan -- The Dallas Plaque: A Cosmogram -- Chapter Two. Forming Spanish Towns in Mesoamerican Culture -- People and Ideas -- The Invasion -- The Europeans Making Contact -- European Plazas in the Early Sixteenth Century -- Origins of the Plaza -- Building New World Towns -- Types of Towns * First Acts and Encounters -- Laws of the Indies -- Conversion -- Quincunx Patios -- Relaciones Geograficas -- Chapter Three. Sixteenth-Century Communal Open Spaces (Five Hundred Years Later) -- Caves and Crevices -- Amecameca, State of Mexico * Zoquizoquipan, Hidalgo * Valladolid, Yucatan -- Quincunxial Arrangements -- Atlatlahuacan, Morelos * Huejotzingo, Puebla * Huaquechula, Puebla * Zacualpan de Amilpas, Morelos -- Terraced Mountains -- Molango, Hidalgo * Achiutla, Oaxaca * Yanhuitlan, Oaxaca -- Sunken Courts -- Tepoztlan, Morelos * Tochimilco, Puebla * Calpan, Puebla -- Ballcourts and Bullrings -- Villa D̕az Ordaz, Oaxaca * Tlanalapa, Hidalgo * Tepeapulco, Hidalgo -- Open Space Ensembles -- Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca * Tlacolula, Oaxaca * Otumba de Gomez Far̕as, State of Mexico * Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca * Tepeaca, Puebla * Etla, Oaxaca -- Bishop Quiroga's Utopias in Michoacan -- Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan * Patzcuaro, Michoacan * Santa Fe de la Laguna, Michoacan * Erongar̕cuaro, Michoacan * Angahuan, Michoacan -- Visible Overlays and Deliberate Alignments -- Mitla, Oaxaca * Hacienda Xaaga, Oaxaca * Teposcolula, Oaxaca * Coixtlahuaca, Oaxaca * Epazoyucan, Hidalgo -- The Yucatan Experience -- Yothol̕n, Yucatan * Tibolon, Yucatan * Izamal, Yucatan -- Chapter Four. Origins and Evolution -- Epilogue: Plazas in the Twenty-first Century -- The San Miguel Example -- Qualities of Successful Plazas -- Sprawl and the American Myth -- Appendix. Measured Drawings: Plans of Towns -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index.