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Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics (A Quadrant Book)

Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics (A Quadrant Book)
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Luis M. Castañeda Luis M. Castañeda


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Description: In the wake of its early twentieth-century civil wars, Mexico strove to present itself to the world as unified and prosperous. The preparation in Mexico City for the 1968 Summer Olympics was arguably the most ambitious of a sequence of design projects that aimed to signal Mexico’s arrival in the developed world. In Spectacular Mexico, Luis M. Castañeda demonstrates how these projects were used to create a spectacle of social harmony and ultimately to guide the nation’s capital into becoming the powerful megacity we know today. Not only the first Latin American country to host the Olympics, but also the first Spanish-speaki ... (more)
Manufacturer: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Release date: 1 November 2014
ISBN-10 : 0816690790 | ISBN-13: 9780816690794
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