latinarchitecture Eco-Culture Center
Velma Jackson Magnet High School  
 
EXTENDED STUDY PAGE
INFLUENCES IN LATIN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE

Students:  Please choose a topic under your class name for your extended study research project.  

French Classes:

1.  Investigate Le Corbusier's career and his influence on modern architecture in Latin America.

2.  Investigate the cultural identity of the French regarding the arts and architecture.

3.  Investigate attitudes of the French regarding the Spanish in the realm of art and architecture.

4.  Investigate the impact of the work of French architects Prosper Catelin and Pierre Benoit in Argentina.
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Spanish Classes:

1.  Investigate the ways in which the Indian artisans employed by the Iberians changed and embellished the European styles of architecture.

2.  Investigate the "folk baroque" architectural style of the Yucatan frontier.  Compare and contrast this "folk baroque" with the Baroque architectural style of European countries.

3.  Investigate the work of Spanish architect Juan Bautista de Herrera and the Latin American architecture (Herrerean) named after him.

4.  Investigate the origins of the Moorish style brought from Spain to the Americas and how this style was adapted by the colonists.
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History/Geography Classes:

1.  Investigate the military uses of churches and cathedrals in Latin America.

2.  Click on the link:  MAYAN ARCHITECTURE DIAGRAM below under USEFUL LINKS.  Investigate ways in which this concept applies to other civilizations throughout history:  (Choose one of the topics listed below.)

a.  Investigate how architecture reflects the progression and decline of cultures in Latin America and around the world.

b.  Investigate how dominant culture groups "recycle" architectural materials from the ruins of fallen civilizations around the globe past and present.

c.  Investigate causes for "architectural ruins" in cities (urban decay) in Latin America and around the world.

Mississippi History Classes:

1.  Investigate the Latin American architectural influences in Mississippi and how these styles were adapted to accommodate our climate and culture.

2.  Compare and contrast the architectural styles of Latin America with those of Mississippi.
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INFLUENCES IN LATIN AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL STYLES
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