City Plate - Mexico City

$50.00
Part of our fourth series of City Plates.  The theme of this fourth collection is "Empire Building."  This series examines the global impact of empires on settlement patterns, national borders, cultural identity, and modern city form.

The first incarnation of Mexico City was as Tenochtitlan during the Aztec Empire.  The historic core (shown in white) was inspired by Aztec city planning and abuts the Baroque city planning that was brought to the Americas by the Spanish.  Spanish colonialists expanded their empire through conquests in the Americas, and in doing so brought an entirely new form of architecture to Mexico City.  This is seen in the very Baroque designs along the Paseo de la Reforma (in green), which tells of the city’s transformation along its central extension.

• 12" diameter
• Porcelain
• Dishwasher- and microwave-safe
• Key buildings are represented with persimmon icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in blue and green, respectively
• Use as a dinner plate, serving plate, or decorative piece
• Designed in Los Angeles; made in Poland

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