Albuquerque Deco and Pueblo

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Albuquerque's response to Modernism—the architectural avant-garde of the first half of the 20th century—was complex and varied. The growing city looked to the new as well as the mythic past characterized by the Santa Fe style. The result was rarely restricted to one cultural tradition. Influences include forms and motifs from a variety of intermixed cultural and social collisions. The result can be sophisticated, as with the Albuquerque Indian Hospital, or homespun, like the Shaffer Hotel in Mountainair. This book celebrates the cultural mixing of various Native American, Hispanic, and 19th- and 20th-century Anglo American forms and motifs unique to Albuquerque during the first half of the 20th century.
ISBN: 9780738595269
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Mexico
Series: Images of America
Images: 187
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Paul R. Secord is a 1972 graduate of the University of New Mexico. After a career in Southern California as an environmental planning consultant specializing in historic and cultural resources, he now calls Albuquerque home. Secord has prepared numerous cultural resource evaluations, as well as documentation for several buildings and districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Exploration, and interpretation of the American Southwest is his full-time occupation and avocation.
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