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Estancias/ Ranches: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina

Estancias/ Ranches: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina (Hardback)

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From the rocky terrain in the North through the fertile pampa of the central provinces, all the way to the mountainous West and cold, desolate provinces of the South, the estancias of Argentina produced the high-quality meat and grain that gave the country one of the world's most powerful economies at the turn of the century. Built in a diversity of architectural styles, from Spanish farm-house to Edwardian country home, the residences of the estancieros are a fascinating hybrid of European and Argentine cultural traditions.In an illuminating text, historian Maria Saenz Quesada explores the cultural and social history of Argentina and provides captivating commentary about the families who built or occupy the estancias. She also examines the distinctive style of these country estates, their interiors, and gardens. Illustrated with exquisite color and vintage photographs, this opulently designed volume captures the rugged, romantic flavor of the good life on the Argentina pampa.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyTravel & MapsPlaces & peoples: pictorial works Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S. Publication Date: 01/06/2006 ISBN-13: 9781558592704  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Maria Sanez Quesada, a historian and university professor, has written several books on Argentine history and sociology.

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