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The built environment along the U.S.-Mexico border has long been a hotbed of political and creative action. In this volume, the historically tense region and visually provocative margin--the southwestern United States and northern Mexico--take center stage. From the borderlands perspective, the symbolic importance and visual impact of border spaces resonate deeply. In Border Spaces, Katherine G. Morrissey, John-Michael H. Warner, and other essayists build on the insights of border dwellers, or fronterizos, and draw on two interrelated fields--border art history and border studies. The editors engage in a conversation on the physical landscape of the border and its representations through time, art, and architecture. The volume is divided into two linked sections--one on border histories of built environments and the second on border art histories. Each section begins with a "conversation" essay--co-authored by two leading interdisciplinary scholars in the relevant fields--that weaves together the book's thematic questions with the ideas and essays to follow. Border Spaces is prompted by art and grounded in an academy ready to consider the connections between art, land, and people in a binational region. Grounded in the borderlands and prompted by art, this book considers the connections between art, land, and people in a fraught binational region--Provided by publisher.
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Part I. A conversation on border landscapes through time / Samuel Truett and Maribel Alvarez Monuments, photographs, and maps: visualizing the U.S.-Mexico border in the 1890's / Katherine G. Morrissey Fencing the line: race, environment, and the changing visual landscape at the U.S.-Mexico divide / Mary E. Mendoza Open border: the national press and the promotion of transnational commerce, 1940-1965 / Geraldo Lujan Cadava Part II. A conversation on border art and space / Samelia Malagamba-Ansotegui and Sarah J. Moore Stealth crossings: performjance art and games of power on the militarized border / Ila N. Sheren How the border wall became a canvas: political art in the U.S.-Mexico border towns of Ambos Nogales / Margaret Regan Visible frictions: the border film project and self-representation in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands / Rebecca M. Schreiber A border art history of the vanishing present: land use and representation / John-Michael H. Warner.
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Print version: Morrissey, Katherine G. Border Spaces : Visualizing the U. S. -Mexico Frontera Tucson : University of Arizona Press,c2018