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Militarized Modernism in a Roosevelt Caribbean

Miranda Vargas, Inaraquel
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Miranda Vargas, Inaraquel
Advisor
Herman, Margaret
Nelson, Louis
Wilson, Richard G
Abstract
Puerto Rico, a small United States territory located in the Caribbean, witnessed a surge in construction of Naval infrastructure during World War Two (WWII). The bases constructed outside of the United States during this period were called Advance Bases. They were offshore nodes positioned to defend the mainland from enemy attacks. The keystone in this defense formation was Puerto Rico. Modernist architecture, an aesthetic that was foreign to the island’s Spanish colonial architecture, was extensively used in this project. This thesis explores how this Modernist program of naval infrastructure occurred.
Language
English
Date Received
20151118
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Architectural History, MARH (Master of Architectural History), 2015
Published Date
2015-11-17
Degree
MARH (Master of Architectural History)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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