Art History Lecture Series presents Kathryn O'Rourke

In several texts written around midcentury, Mexican architect Alberto Arai proposed a theory of national architecture based on new ways of perceiving and responding to the spaces and buildings of pre-conquest Mexico. Attempting to reconcile the formal and ideological differences between historicism and Mexican “functionalism,” Arai argued for an intensely psychological approach to ancient buildings in writings that echoed an unusual variety theoretical writings on art, architecture, and Mexican culture.  This talk considers the relationship of Arai’s work to ways that space was understood, reshaped, and represented at a critical turning point in Mexican art and architecture.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 5:00pm

Art Building (ART)
2301 SAN JACINTO BLVD , Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


Department of Art & Art History, College of Fine Arts

Import Type

COFA/Art & Art History

Target Audience

Students, General Public


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