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- Author(s)Fernando Luiz Lara,Luis E. Carranza
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication05/01/2015
- Series TitleJoe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2015
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Note168 color and 94 b&w photos, 38 line drawings
- Weight1871 g
- Width216 mm
- Height279 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Table Of ContentsForeword by Jorge Francisco LiernurAcknowledgments(Notes toward an) Introduction1903. Francisco Pereira Passos begins a project to civilize Rio de Janeiro by applying Baron Haussmann's ideas as an answer to the tropical (lack of) urbanism.1904. Victor Meano, Francisco de Oliveira Passos, and Emile Jequier build a Latin American character with a classical vocabulary.1906. Julian Garcia Nunez's Hospital Espanol defines a characteristic search for a new language: Secession/Art Nouveau.1914. Jesus T. Acevedo and Federico Mariscal lecture in Mexico on the character, importance, and role of the Spanish colonial legacy.1915. Antonin Nechodoma introduces the Prairie style to Puerto Rico.1922. In an attempt to create a building expressive of the cosmic race, Jose Vasconcelos inaugurates in Mexico City the headquarters of the Secretaria de Educacion Publica and formalizes the muralist project.1923. Mario Palanti: Palacio Barolo and Palacio Salvo1924. Martin Fierro presents Alberto Prebisch and Ernesto Vautier's Ciudad Azucarera en Tucuman and formalizes the connections and interests in architecture among the literary and artistic avant-gardes.1925. Modern architecture begins with Gregori Warchavchik and Rino Levi publishing manifestos on the new architecture; catching up to the 1922 Semana de Arte Moderna.1925-A. Estridentopolis en 1975: Literary Architecture and the Avant-Garde1925-B. Jose Villagran Garcia, Instituto de Higiene y Granja Sanitaria1928. The Columbus Memorial Lighthouse Competition sparks an investigation into what architecture for Latin America should be like.1929-A. The Ibero-American Exhibition opens in Seville, revealing the complex and contradictory relations between Spain and its former American colonies.1929-B. Le Corbusier's first encounters with South America: lectures and early projects for Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay1929-C. With the History of the Skyscraper, Francisco Mujica articulates the skyscraper's Latin American dimension.1929. Sergio Larrain and Jorge Arteaga's Oberpauer Building initiates a new direction in Chilean architecture.1930-A. Getulio Vargas takes power in Brazil and appoints twenty-eight-year-old Lucio Costa as director of the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes (ENBA).1930-B. Commemorating the centenary of its independence, Uruguay takes the first Soccer World Cup at home, and Montevideo is at the center of its modern ambitions.1930. Flavio de Carvalho, City of the Naked Man 1931. Juan O'Gorman, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Houses and Studios1933. In his Platicas sobre arquitectura lecture, Juan O'Gorman highlights the existing polemics between functionalism and academic architecture.1936. Le Corbusier is back in Rio de Janeiro.1936-A. The Kavanagh Building is finished, becoming the tallest skyscraper in Latin America.1936-B. Francisco Salamone: Fascism and Monumental Architecture in the Pampa1936-C. Julio Vilamajo, School of Engineering1937. Wladimiro Acosta's Vivienda y ciudad highlights the relationship between ecology, new forms of leisure, the house, and the city.1937. Cine Gran Rex and Argentine Classicist Modernism1938. Characteristic of the growing reach of surrealism into architecture and Latin America, the Chilean architect-trained artist Matta publishes Sensitive Mathematics-Architecture of Time in Minotaure.1938. Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Monumento cosmico, Montevideo, Uruguay1939. The European diaspora brings architectural talents to Latin America on an unprecedented scale.1939. The Brazilian pavilion at New York World's Fair1941. Pampulha represents an encounter that would change the future of Brazil.1942. Amancio Williams, Casa sobre el Arroyo1943-A. The Brazil Builds exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York highlights the architectural and political interests of U.S. relations with Brazil.1943-B. Town Planning Associates (TPA) is commissioned to design a new Brazilian town around an airplane factory, Cidade dos Motores. This will be the beginning of TPA's involvem
- Author BiographyLUIS E. CARRANZA is Professor of Architecture at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. He is the author of Architecture as Revolution: Episodes in the History of Modern Mexico, and he has published and lectured nationally and internationally on Latin American modern architecture, focusing primarily on Mexico. FERNANDO LUIZ LARA is Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, where he serves as Chair of the Brazil Center at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. He is the author of The Rise of Popular Modernist Architecture in Brazil.
- PrizesRunner-up for University Co-op Robert W. Hamilton Book Award 2015 (United States).
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