Critic and historian Mercedes Daguerre explores Latin America's evolving modernist tradition through the one-family houses of the region's leading contemporary architects. The book demonstrates the architects' diverse and rich interpretation of modernist principles through case studies of 19 homes built in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, and Argentina. Architects featured include Paulo Mendes da Rocha, winner of the 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Mercedes Daguerre is an Italy-based critic and historian. She graduated in architecture from the University Institute of Architecture in Venice in 1985 and has taught and carried out research in various universities in Europe and the Americas. She is the author of many books on contemporary architecture including 20 Houses by 20 Architects (Pall Mall Press, 2012) and New Villas in Switzerland (2011).