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Introduction: The “New Caracas,” or the Spectacle of Modernity in 1950s Venezuela.

Photo: Collection Archivo Histórico de Miraflores Project Summary The “New Caracas,” or the Spectacle of Modernity in 1950s Venezuela. Skyscrapers, space-age hotels, record-beating motorways, cutting edge hospitals, opulent social clubs, designer shops. From the end of the 1940s and throughout the 1950s, the military government inscribed a visual shorthand of modernity onto Caracas, carving away […]