Date of Award

Winter 1-6-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Dr. Lynda Klich

Second Advisor

Dr. Maria Antonella Pelizarri

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Lynda Klich


Esther Born’s The New Architecture in Mexico (1937) presents the first survey of Mexican modern architecture and documents early works by Luis Barragán, Juan O’Gorman, among other Mexican modernists. This thesis examines Born’s architectural photography alongside that of Lola Álvarez Bravo, Guillermo Kahlo, and other photographers and within discourses of modernity, history, and representation.



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