Buenos Aires: Fundación Tecnología y Humanismo, 2004. b/w plates, facs., ports., plans, draws, maps, bibl., color pict. fldg. wrps. Item #79810
In the first volume architect and historian Moreno analyses how the different worldwide demographic, urban and economic variables in colonial and 19th century Argentina created new commercial and social forms and activities where urban and rural population gathered, such as: bandólas (stalls), pulperías (small grocery stores), barracas (fruit stores), recovas (public markets), and street vendors. The second volume analyses how the different interrelated forms of commercial activity in a world market and the new wealthy bourgeoisie needs were answered with new architecture. The elegant ironwork structures of the public markets, stores and warehouses constructed with forge-welded joints and illuminated with natural light soon became urban centers for commercial and social exchanges between city and rural people. Some illustrations by author.