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By Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo

ISBN-10: 0520202678

ISBN-13: 9780520202672

This exciting learn of Mexico's participation in world's gala's from 1889 to 1929 explores Mexico's self-presentation at those festivals as a mirrored image of the country's force towards nationalization and a modernized photo. Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo contrasts Mexico's presence on the 1889 Paris fair--where its reveal used to be the most important and most costly Mexico has ever mounted--with Mexico's presence after the 1910 Mexican Revolution at gala's in Rio de Janeiro in 1922 and Seville in 1929.Rather than seeing the revolution as a pointy holiday, Tenorio-Trillo issues to special continuities among the pre- and post-revolution sessions. He additionally discusses how, the world over, the nature of world's gala's was once significantly reworked in this time, from the Eiffel Tower prototype, encapsulating a wondrous symbolic universe, to the Disneyland version of commodified entertainment.Drawing on cultural, highbrow, city, literary, social, and paintings histories, Tenorio-Trillo's thorough and imaginitive examine offers a extensive cultural heritage of Mexico from 1880 to 1930, set in the context of the origins of Western nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and modernism.

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This chapter deals with these questions in order to place Mexico's concept of a modern nation in its historical and ideological context and to trace the wellsprings of what Mexico aspired to be during and after the Porfiriatofrom the 1870s to the 1910S, in fact the first thirty years of relative political and social stability for independent Mexico. " 1 Armed with this faith in progress, the 1889 world's fair celebrated what the modern world considered the triumph of modern democratic, liberal, and republican values.

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The 1929 Seville Fair 220 Epilogue 241 Appendix 1. The Porfirian Wizards of Progress 255 Appendix 2. The Economic Cost of World's Fairs 262 Notes 267 Bibliography 331 Index 357 Page ix ILLUSTRATIONS 1. The Mexican Alhambra, New Orleans 1884 42 2. Building to house an international exhibition in Mexico 46 3. Covers of México a través de los siglos 72 4. Plans for two facades of the Mexican palace, Paris 1889 74 5. Entrance to the Aztec Palace, Paris 1889 76 6. Design for interior of the Aztec Palace, Paris 1889 79 7.

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