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Modern Architecture in Latin America

Modern Architecture in Latin America

Art, Technology, and Utopia

Luis E. Carranza and Fernando Luiz Lara

University of Texas Press, Austin; 1ª edição, 2015
Prefácio de Jorge Francisco Liernur

Disponível em formato e-pub

edition: english
464 p
21,5 x 28 cm
ISBN 9780292768185

Modern Architecture in Latin America

about the book

Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, and Utopia is an introductory text on the issues, polemics, and works that represent the complex processes of political, economic, and cultural modernization in the twentieth century. The number and types of projects varied greatly from country to country, but, as a whole, the region produced a significant body of architecture that has never before been presented in a single volume in any language. Modern Architecture in Latin America is the first comprehensive history of this important production.

Designed as a survey and focused on key examples/paradigms arranged chronologically from 1903 to 2003, this volume covers a myriad of countries; historical, social, and political conditions; and projects/developments that range from small houses to urban plans to architectural movements. The book is structured so that it can be read in a variety of ways—as a historically developed narrative of modern architecture in Latin America, as a country-specific chronology, or as a treatment of traditions centered on issues of art, technology, or utopia. This structure allows readers to see the development of multiple and parallel branches/historical strands of architecture and, at times, their interconnections across countries. The authors provide a critical evaluation of the movements presented in relationship to their overall goals and architectural transformations.

about the authors

Luis E. Carranza
Obtained his B.Arch. at the University of Southern California and his PhD in Architectural History and Theory from Harvard University. He is currently Professor of Architecture at Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI).

Fernando Luiz Lara
Brazilian architect with degrees from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (BArch, 1993) and the University of Michigan (PhD, 2001). At the University of Texas at Austin he teaches seminars on Latin American architecture and urbanism.

how to quote

CARRANZA, Luis E.; LARA, Fernando Luiz. Modern Architecture in Latin America. Art, Technology, and Utopia. Austin, University of Texas Press, 2015.




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