From XIX century onwards the effervescence produced by technological development made itself clear in Western culture. The creation of new theories, devises, systems and artifacts, all of them illuminated by the light of Science, redefined collective imaginary, with a new perspective of society’s environment and reality. In this context, light –always present in Human Kind’s history–was theorized, manipulated and rethought as one of the main subjects of the formal discourse of western culture. Representations and social forms, along with its architecture and cities, were never the same again. Under the light of such ideas as progress, welfare, hygiene, security –sometimes used correctly, sometimes manipulated for the worse, but always present throughout modernity– architecture, city planning and design have played a decisive part in this development. This and other issues will be discussed in Bitácora’s next edition.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
Research articles to be submitted to Bitácora must follow the following style guide:
The length of research full-texts must not be over 26,000 characters, spaces included. Text must come along with:
1.Personal information. Consists on the author’s first name and last name. Affiliation. Email address.
2.Title. First language and in English.
3.Abstract. Maximum length of 500 characters with spaces. In first language and in English.
4.Key Words. 10 at most with their English translation.
5.Critical Apparatus. It will be listed according to the criteria established by The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. www.chicagomanualofstyle.org
Images that come along with the texts must have the following characteristics:
• 300 dpi resolution
• Format .tiff preferable. In the absence high quality .jpg
• Minimum size 20cm. In its short dimension
Images must be with their correspondent caption, they will appear in an attached file following the next criteria: numbers of image (in the same order they appear in the text), work´s author, description or title of the work, file of origin, photographic credits (in its case) copyright.
Citations shall be made as footnotes to the text, according to the requirements specified in The Chicago Manual of Style:
a. Journal article citation.
Teodoro González de León, “Tres Experiencias con José Villagrán”, Bitácora arquitectura 7 (2002): 30-35.
b. Book citation.
Thomas S. Hines, Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture (Berkeley, Los Angeles y Londres: University of California Press, 1982), 189.
c. Book chapter citation.
José Luis Benlliure, “Sobre la Arquitectura y su Enseñanza en México en la Década de los Cuarentas”, La Práctica de la Arquitectura y su Enseñanza en México, Alejandrina Escudero ed. (México: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1983) 9-46.
Further references can be found in The Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide: www.chicagomanualofstyle.org