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This volume documents the golden period of Latin American architecture that was inaugurated in September 1929, when Le Corbusier was invited to lecture in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. These countries were eager to apply — and transform — a European-born modernism, and within a few decades, they captured international attention with an array of extraordinary buildings, exemplified by the Ministry of Education and Health in Rio de Janeiro and the Brazilian pavilion at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

The contributors to this insightful collection of essays (which grew out of a 2002 conference organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the New School University) offer contemporary reflections that underline the importance of reexamining this almost forgotten work in light of the contemporary crisis in global architectural production. Each essay examines a particular aspect of the cultural transformation that took place in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Venezuela, and Mexico. Among the topics explored are the influence of Le Corbusier on the region, the early work of Oscar Niemeyer, the roots of Mexican modernism and its radical transformation in the work of Luis Barragán, and the creative collaboration between Venezuelan architect Carlos Raul Villanueva and sculptor Alexander Calder.

About the Author

Carlos Brillembourg established his architectural practice in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1980, and in 1984 founded Carlos Brillembourg Architects in New York. His award-winning work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Architectural Record, House and Garden, Harper's Bazaar, and elsewhere.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580931366
Editor:
Brillembourg, Carlos
Preface:
Riley, Terrence
Preface by:
Riley, Terrence
Preface:
Riley, Terrence
Editor:
Brillembourg, Carlos
Author:
Brillembourg, Carlos
Author:
Riley, Terrence
Preface:
Riley, Terence
Publisher:
The Monacelli Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
International Architecture - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Architecture - Latin America - 20th century
Subject:
Architecture -- Latin America -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
20041007
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.12x6.60x.72 in. 1.08 lbs.

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