ATLAS HISTÓRICO DE BOGOTÁ: 1911-1948. Dirección e investigación.
Place Published: Bogotá
Publisher: Corporación La Candelaria; Editorial Planeta Colombiana
Date Published: 2006
Book Id: 1000904
ind., b/w and color plates, facs., maps, tbls., plans, chron., bibl., tbls., plus 12 fldg. maps, bibl., color pict. boards in color pict.
The present atlas illustrated with period photographs documents the accelerated transformation of the city of Bogotá during the first half of the 20th century. It is the continuation of the research started in 2001 aimed at locating the historic plans and the diverse aspects in the development and urban history of the capital city from its foundation in 1538. This second volume covers a key time period in the life of the city that started with centenary of the Independence, a celebratory event that caused a series of urban works that "modernized" the colonial style of the city and the "Bogotazo" in April of 1948, a social movement after the violent death of leader Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, that initiated a prolonged era of destruction of the colonial architectural patrimony, a devastation process that lasted until the decade of 1970 when a conservation criteria were established. AN ESSENTIAL REFERENCE IS OUT-OF-PRINT