Plaza de la República, Avenida Corrientes 1051, San Nicolás, Buenos Aires
67,5 mts. of height
The Obelisk is undoubtedly the most well-known emblem of the city; it was built by architect Alberto Prebisch in 1936 for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Buenos Aires.
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Fara, Catalina. Un horizonte vertical. Paisaje urbano de Buenos Aires (1910–1936). Ampersand, 2020.
Tell, Verónica. “Portraits of places: Notes on Horacio Coppola’s Photography and Short Urban Films.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, 2015, pp. 153–171. Taylor & Francis Online, doi: 10.1080/13569325.2015.1040743. Accessed 21 April 2021.
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Conceived in 1947 as the logo of the Arte Madí group, this photomontage was devised by two masters of the Argentinian avant-garde, Gyula Kosice and Grete Stern.
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For the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Buenos Aires, photographer Horacio Coppola was commissioned by its municipality to portray the city.
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