The New Hacienda

The New Hacienda

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This text analyses both historical and contemporary trends and developments, utilizes theoretical concepts, and weaves in the interactions of global actors. Presenting the material in a thought-provoking yet accessible manner, the text frames the dynamics of international relations with major theories of realism and liberalism. However, newer theories, such as constructivism are also explored. In addition, major actors and current issues such as global welfare, international economics, ecology and the environment are covered as well as global conflict, including the changing face of terrorism, national security, warfare and approaches to peace.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 213.36 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 771.1g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 140 colour photographs and illustrations
  • 1586852612
  • 9781586852610
  • 808,308

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Hidden in idyllic isolation, the haciendas of Old Mexico have long struck a romantic chord with their rich mix of myth, history, and impressive architecture. Today, these once-abandoned treasures have surfaced in contemporary design, sparking widespread interest in their restoration. Travel behind the scenes with authors Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr as they open the doors to Mexico's remote country estates and reveal innovative interiors, artifacts, and antiques that echo the hacienda's original architectural splendor. Inside, ancient stone walls and arcaded portals are at home with modern art and colonial antiques. Cobbled courtyards and grand salons come alive with a spirited mix of once-forgotten objects and contemporary furniture. Originally dedicated to coffee, sugar, mescal, henequen, and wheat production, Old World haciendas have been transformed into myriad new roles--as country homes for artists, filmmakers, equestrians, and business entrepreneurs as well as eco-conscious resorts, art centers, riding schools, restaurants, and twenty-first-century workspaces. The hacienda lives on in the familiar use of natural materials and in the pared-down beauty of its interiors. Designers and architects have found inspiration in the visual culture of the hacienda and have integrated Mexican elements into new homes on both sides of the border. The New Hacienda offers a rich entrance to the world of Mexico's country estates and their influence on contemporary design.show more

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