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Amarí Peliowski, Department of Architecture, University of Chile.

Questioning the historiographical tradition of stylistic analysis and the importation of foreign fashions, this talk assesses the transformation of architectural practice that took place in the last decades of the 18th century in Chile, when the policies of Bourbon King Charles III stimulated the integration of architecture into the modern discourse of efficiency and productivity and the organization of a centralized State. One of the main tools of modernization of architectural practice was the establishment of drawing as a means of standardization of language, of communication between different actors involved in building (local and foreign), and of control of architectural activity.

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