In 2008, Leonardo Finotti was invited by MoMA's chief curator, Barry Bergdoll, to be part of a tribute exhibition for a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America shown in 1955. He began a commissioned work that led him directly into an immersive experience lasting the past eight years. Latin American Modern Architecture is part of an ongoing series by one of the leading architectural photographers worldwide. It presents nearly eighty images of Finotti's photographic vision of undiscovered Latin American modern architecture and offers an important overview of the region. Collecting visits, stories, experiences, and photographs, the research took place in diverse latitudes, eight of them published in this book: Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Valparaiso, Sa o Paulo, Bogota , Caracas, Me xico City, and Havana.
LEONARDO FINOTTI is a Brazilian artist and one of the leading architectural photographers worldwide. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions and published in the main specialised journals.BARRY BERGDOLL is Professor of Art History and Archeology at Columbia University and Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.