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Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics
In the wake of its early twentieth-century civil wars, Mexico strove to present itself to the world as unified and prosperous. The preparation in Mexico City for the 1968 Summer Olympics was arguably the most ambitious of a sequence of design projects that aimed to signal Mexico’s arrival in the developed world. In Spectacular Mexico, Luis M. Castañeda demonstrates how the ...more
Paperback, 344 pages
Published November 1st 2014 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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The 1968 Olympic games held in Mexico City was the first to be hosted by a Latin American country. Mexico was, in many ways, still a developing country, but in the decades leading up to Mexico ’68, it had gone through a major period of economic growth that would come to be known as the “Mexican Miracle.” And, throughout the sixties, Mexico was an active, often audacious, participant in world’s fairs, leveraging the annual expositions to announce its arrival as an economic, political, and cultura ...more
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