Complementary Dualities: The Significance of East/West Architectural Difference in Paquimé

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This thesis provides the first formal and phenomenological analysis of the architecture in Paquimé, otherwise known as Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. The eastern and western halves of the city are divided by a stone wall and reservoirs. The monuments on the east are rectilinear, puddled adobe structures used primarily for domestic and manufacturing purposes. The buildings on the west, on the other hand, are open earth mounds lined in stone for public displays. This thesis analyzes each building individually, the relationship of the structures to one another, and the entire layout of Paquimé in order to better understand Paquimian visual ... continued below

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Hughes, Delain August 2005.

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This thesis provides the first formal and phenomenological analysis of the architecture in Paquimé, otherwise known as Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico. The eastern and western halves of the city are divided by a stone wall and reservoirs. The monuments on the east are rectilinear, puddled adobe structures used primarily for domestic and manufacturing purposes. The buildings on the west, on the other hand, are open earth mounds lined in stone for public displays. This thesis analyzes each building individually, the relationship of the structures to one another, and the entire layout of Paquimé in order to better understand Paquimian visual culture.

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Hughes, Delain. Complementary Dualities: The Significance of East/West Architectural Difference in Paquimé, thesis, August 2005; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4871/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .