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Palacio’s Plan for Colossal Monument to Columbus (1890)

- July 2, 2014 in Alberto Palacio, architecture, Chicago World's Fair, Christopher columbus, design, globe, monument

The truly gigantic monument planned by the Bilboan architect Alberto Palacio designed for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair in honour of Christopher Columbus.

Palacio’s Plan for Colossal Monument to Columbus (1890)

- July 2, 2014 in Alberto Palacio, architecture, Chicago World's Fair, Christopher columbus, design, globe, monument

The truly gigantic monument planned by the Bilboan architect Alberto Palacio designed for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair in honour of Christopher Columbus.

1592: Coining Columbus

- April 16, 2014 in america, Art & Illustrations, Books, Christopher columbus, colonialism, Culture & History, exploration

For many the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas is inextricably linked to a particular image: a small group of confident men on a tropical beach formally announcing their presence to the dumbfounded Amerindians. Michiel van Groesen explores the origins of this eurocentric iconography and ascribes it's persistence to the editorial strategy of the publisher who invented the initial design a full century after Columbus' encounter took place.