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Constitutional Modernism: Architecture and Civil Society in Cuba, 1933-1959

Timothy Hyde


How does architecture make its appearance in civil society? This book pursues this challenging question by exploring architecture, planning, and law as cultural forces. Analyzing the complex entanglements between these disciplines in the Cuban Republic, the book reveals how architects joined with other professionals and intellectuals in efforts to establish a stable civil society, from the promulgation of a new Cuban Constitution in 1940 up until the Cuban Revolution. By arguing that constitutionalism was elaborated through architectural principles and practices as well as legal ones, the book ... More

Keywords: civil society, cultural forces, modernism, architecture, Cuba, constitutionalism, modernist concepts, Cuban history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816678105
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816678105.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Hyde, author
Associate Professor of Architecture, Harvard University