Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories has thirteen new essays from a range of distinguished architectural historians to help you understand the region's rich and varied architecture. It will also introduce you to major projects that have not been written about in English. A foreword by historian Kenneth Frampton sets the stage for essays on well-known architects, such as Lucio Costa and Felix Candela, which will show you unfamiliar aspects of their work, and for essays on the work of little-known figures, such as Uruguayan architect Carlos Gomez Gavazzo and Peruvian architect and politician Fernando Belaunde Terry. Covering urban and territorial histories from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, along with detailed building analyses, this book is your best source for historical and critical essays on a sampling of Latin America's diverse architecture, providing much-needed information on key case studies.
Contributors include Noemi Adagio, Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Luis Castaneda, Viviana d'Auria, George F. Flaherty, Maria Gonzalez Pendas, Cristina Lopez Uribe, Hugo Mondragon Lopez, Jorge Nudelman Blejwas, Hugo Palmarola Sagredo, Gaia Piccarolo, Claudia Shmidt, Daniel Talesnik, and Paulo Tavares.
Patricio del Real holds a PhD in Architecture History and Theory from Columbia University. Helen Gyger holds a PhD in Architecture History and Theory from Columbia University.
Foreword Kenneth Frampton Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part 1: Singular Journeys 1. Lucio Costa's Luso-Brazilian Routes: Recalibrating "Center" and "Periphery" Gaia Piccarolo 2. "Corbusians" in Uruguay: A Contradictory Report Jorge Nudelman Blejwas 3. Mass Culture at Mid-Century: Architecture under a "New Humanism" Noemi Adagio Part 2: Techno-Cultural Assemblages 4. Pre-Columbian Skins, Developmentalist Souls: The Architect as Politician Luis Castaneda 5. Caracas's Cultural (Be)longings: Re-tracing the Troubled Trajectories of the Superbloque Experiment Viviana d'Auria 6. Monumentality and Resignification: The UNCTAD III Building in Chile Daniel Talesnik 7. A Panel's Tale: The Soviet I-464 System and the Politics of Assemblage Pedro Ignacio Alonso and Hugo Palmarola Sagredo 8. Argentina's cuestion capital: Founding a Modern Nation, 1850-1888 Claudia Shmidt 9. Modern Frontiers: Beyond Brasilia, the Amazon Paulo Tavares Part 3: Mediated Territories 10. Reflections of the "Colonial": Between Mexico and Californiano Cristina Lopez Uribe 11. Aviation, Electrification, and the Nation: Visions from Colombia and Chile Hugo Mondragon Lopez 12. Mario Pani's Hospitality: Latin America in Arquitectura/Mexico George F. Flaherty 13. Technics and Civilization: Felix Candela's Geopolitical Imaginary Maria Gonzalez Pendas Contributors. Image Credits. Index