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Estancias, Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina

Maria Saenz Quesada

Editore: Zagier & Urruty Pubns, 2010
ISBN 10: 1558594795 / ISBN 13: 9781558594791
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Titolo: Estancias, Great Houses and Ranches of ...

Casa editrice: Zagier & Urruty Pubns

Data di pubblicazione: 2010

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Riassunto: This book presents more than thirty estancias (ranches) from all over the country. The diversity of styles in the architecture, interiors, parks and gardens of these Argentine rural buildings accounts for a unique fusion of Creole and European traditions.
Xavier A. Verstraeten's photographs colourfully capture the charm of everyday life in these settings. Maria Seenz Quesada, historian, gives a delightful account of their evolution since the XVI Century, their extraordinary age of splendour a century ago and the important role they play today. Additional antique photographs in black and white help revive Argentine rural legends and reality.

L'autore: Maria Saenz Quesada was born in Buenos Aires, she graduated as B.A. in History. She is a writer, museum director and university teacher, and has published several books on historical and social issues, such as Los estancieros (Ranch Owners), 1980; Mujeres de Rosas (Rosas Women), 1991; and Mariquita Sanchez, 1995./ Xavier Verstraeten, in 1982 graduated with honors from the Brooks Institute of Photography in USA. From his beginnings he demonstrated his creativity collaborating with distinguished photographers from New York and London. Back in Buenos Aires he worked for the most important magazines and advertising agencies in Argentina. He is an expert in the use of natural light and in the application of the latest technologies in digital image. He is the photographer of the books 'Estancias Argentinas' (Argentinean Ranches) and 'Mesas de Buenos Aires' (Buenos Aires Tables) by Ediciones Lariviere. In 1994 he founds his publishing house specialized in the realization of visual character books. Among his published titles we can mention: Ponchos de la Tierra del Plata (Ponchos from the Land of Silver), Golf courses & Links de Argentina (Golf Courses & Links from Argentina), Buenos Aires Art Nouveau, and Buenos Aires, Arquitectura y Patrimonio (Buenos Aires, Architecture and Heritage), this last declared of Cultural Interest by the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires and awarded by the Argentinean Chamber of Publications as Best Book of the Two year Period in the categories 'General' and 'Art and Architecture'.

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