Manor Houses in the Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands during the Modern Period: a comparative essay

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Domestic architecture and particularly the Manor houses of the Modern Era in the Azores, Madeira and Canary Islands, displays a significant number of familiar characteristics, as well as idiosyncratic differences between the archipelagoes and even within several groups of islands, whose comparative study has never been carried out.
On the one hand, it is clear that belonging to different political entities, the cultural matrices of the respective Iberian countries - Portugal and Spain - are reflected in architectonic typologies. Furthermore, strong commercial activity between the archipelagos and European or Extra-European players leads them to establish privileged contacts with the outside cultural world, which has resulted in different influences. On the other hand, one can not forget that there was a great deal of internal trade, as well as migration of people among the three archipelagos, namely artists and handicraftsmen.
This paper aims to establish a comparative framework for the upper-class domestic architecture within the three archipelagoes, in terms of typological, morphological and construction aspects, taking into account the historical context and the relationships among the archipelagos and with the outside cultural spaces.
Original languagePortuguese
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventII CHAM International Conference: Knowledge transfer and cultural exchanges - FCSH/NOVA, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 15 Jul 201518 Jul 2015
Conference number: 2


ConferenceII CHAM International Conference
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