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Estancias/ Ranches: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina

Quesada, Maria Saenz

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ISBN 10: 1558592709 / ISBN 13: 9781558592704
Published by Abbeville, NY, 2007
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NEW BOOK and DJ, both GIFT-quality MINT condition, and with new Mylar. // Clothbound hardcover, 200 pages of elegance. A very tiny dark spot (pencil-lead size) on outer edges of pages; not a remainder mark; hardly noticeable. But because of this, we have reduced from from US$85.00. Bookseller Inventory # 007132

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Title: Estancias/ Ranches: The Great Houses and ...

Publisher: Abbeville, NY

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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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 María Sáenz 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.

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María Sánez Quesada, a historian and university professor, has written several books on Argentine history and sociology.

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