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Latin American architecture : six voices

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in architecture and culturePublication details: College Station : Texas A&M University Press, 2000.Edition: 1st edDescription: xiii, 219 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN:
  • 9780890969014
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 720.98 QUA
Contents:
Eladio Dieste : techniques and poetics (Uruguay) / Mariano Arana Christian De Groote : the possibility of poetical realism (Chile) / Fernando Pérez Oyarzún Ricardo Legorreta : a vanguard born of tradition (Mexico) / Louise Noelle Rogelio Salmona : in his context (Colombia) / Silvia Arango Jesús Tenreiro-Degwitz (Venezuela) / Alberto Sato Kotani and Manuel López V Clorindo Testa : an empire of the senses (Argentina) / Alberto Petrina
Summary: The countries of Latin America exist within a framework of individuality supported by a unity based on the similar factors of urban population, rural morale, and ethnic conformation. The area is isolated even as it is centrally located in geographical terms, almost in a time warp of culture that mixes the modern with the arcane, the elite with the poor, and the primitive with the sophisticated. The common history, common destiny, and common role in the world inherent to the major countries of Latin America―Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela―justify the efforts of regional architects to create a continental identity. Latin American Architecture: Six Voices is a compilation of profiles of architects, one from each of the six major countries. The essays capture the political and social changes that altered the face of Latin American countries and how the architects who work there continually attempt to balance the old with the new, intimating at the same time the continuity and cultivation of a tradition so persistent in Latin American architecture. In doing so, the artists reveal the two major schools of development: minimalist and tectonic tradition. Michael L. Tribe and Pablo J. Rodriguez P., along with editors Malcolm Quantrill and Kenneth Frampton, focus on prominent figures in Latin American architecture such as Colombia's Rogelio Salmona, Mexico's Ricardo Legoretta, and Venezuela's Jesús Tenreiro-Degwitz. Their intent is to correct an imbalanced treatment of the region's architecture at the hands of international critics, who lauded Latin America as the proving ground of modernism in the late 1940s but then quickly lost interest. A refreshing look at some less-famous architects, whose skill is equal to if not greater than that of some stars of the ""developed world,"" Latin American Architecture provides an ideal introduction for the architecture student or anyone interested in architecture as a reflection of culture.
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Eladio Dieste : techniques and poetics (Uruguay) / Mariano Arana
Christian De Groote : the possibility of poetical realism (Chile) / Fernando Pérez Oyarzún
Ricardo Legorreta : a vanguard born of tradition (Mexico) / Louise Noelle
Rogelio Salmona : in his context (Colombia) / Silvia Arango
Jesús Tenreiro-Degwitz (Venezuela) / Alberto Sato Kotani and Manuel López V
Clorindo Testa : an empire of the senses (Argentina) / Alberto Petrina

The countries of Latin America exist within a framework of individuality supported by a unity based on the similar factors of urban population, rural morale, and ethnic conformation. The area is isolated even as it is centrally located in geographical terms, almost in a time warp of culture that mixes the modern with the arcane, the elite with the poor, and the primitive with the sophisticated. The common history, common destiny, and common role in the world inherent to the major countries of Latin America―Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, and Venezuela―justify the efforts of regional architects to create a continental identity. Latin American Architecture: Six Voices is a compilation of profiles of architects, one from each of the six major countries. The essays capture the political and social changes that altered the face of Latin American countries and how the architects who work there continually attempt to balance the old with the new, intimating at the same time the continuity and cultivation of a tradition so persistent in Latin American architecture. In doing so, the artists reveal the two major schools of development: minimalist and tectonic tradition. Michael L. Tribe and Pablo J. Rodriguez P., along with editors Malcolm Quantrill and Kenneth Frampton, focus on prominent figures in Latin American architecture such as Colombia's Rogelio Salmona, Mexico's Ricardo Legoretta, and Venezuela's Jesús Tenreiro-Degwitz. Their intent is to correct an imbalanced treatment of the region's architecture at the hands of international critics, who lauded Latin America as the proving ground of modernism in the late 1940s but then quickly lost interest. A refreshing look at some less-famous architects, whose skill is equal to if not greater than that of some stars of the ""developed world,"" Latin American Architecture provides an ideal introduction for the architecture student or anyone interested in architecture as a reflection of culture.

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