Caracas: Criteria Editorial, 2006. b/w and color plates, maps, appen., bibl., color pict. d.j. Item #83673
Extensive study regarding the norms from the "Leyes de los Reynos de Indias" (1688) along other colonial regulations in the design and formation of American cities, a legislation imposed by Spain for the discovery and foundation of the towns in their American territories. The author studies from a judicial perspective the history and social and cultural aspects of the peopling of colonial America through the orderly urban planning of the novohispanic cities. Includes 4 essays by noted historians: La forma del orden urbano by Graziano Gasparini; El derecho y la ciudad by Federico Vegas; Nuestro modelo urbano by Carlos Gómez de Llerena and Caracas, una isla que pierde su historia by Anthony Brewer-Carías. AN ESSENTIAL REFERENCE FOR CITY PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE STUDIES.