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Designing Together 2009 - Living in the Américas

Sep 14, 2009

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Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey - Campus Ciudad de Mexico

BAC / ITESM Parallel Studio 

Reading Materials:

Most of the readings from the following two texts:

The Burning Plain
and other Stories By Juan Rulfo
Translated by George D. Schade
Illustrated by Kermit Oliver

The Labyrinth of Solitude: The Other Mexico, Return to the Labyrinth of Solitude, Mexico and the United States, the Philanthropic Ogre By Octavio Paz

We also take in a chapter or two of Orozco, who was an eyewitness of the revolution:

José Clemente Orozco, an autobiography

These two websites give background to the portion of the revolution that affected Barragán greatly:

Wikipedia’s view of the Cristero War

Jim Tuck’s view of the Cristero War on Mexconnect’s website - in three parts

Rulfo’s full novel is a good one to bring on the plane:

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)

.pdf files of studio project site

The websites from two of the previous studios show examples of preparatory work:

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