Modern architecture in Latin America : art, technology, and utopia

Clasificación: NA 702.5 C312 2014 | Agregado: 09/10/2018

ISBN 978-0-292-76297-8.

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Contenido: Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1903. Francisco Pereira Passos begins a project to "civilize" Rio de Janeiro by applying Baron Haussmanns ideas as an answer to the tropical (lack of) urbanism -- 1904. Víctor Meano, Francisco de Oliveira Passos, and Emile Jéquier build a Latin American character with a classical vocabulary -- 1906. Julián García Núñezs Hospital Español defines a characteristic search for a new language: Secession/Art Nouveau -- 1914. Jesús T. Acevedo and Federico Mariscal lecture in Mexico on the character, importance, and role of th Spanish colonial legacy -- 1915. Anton Nechodoma introduces the Prairie style to Puerto Rico -- 1922. In an attempt to create a building expressive of the "cosmic race", José Vasconcelos inaugurates in Mexico City the headquarters of the Secretaría de Educación Pública and formalizes the muralist project -- 1923. Mario Palanti: Palacio Barolo and Palacio Salvo -- 1924. Martín Fierro presents Alberto Prebisch and Ernesto Vautiers Ciudad Azucarera en Tucumán 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 1922 Semana de Arte Moderna -- 1925A. Estridentópolis en 1975: Literary Architecture and the Avant-Garde -- 1925B. José Villagrán García, Instituto de Higiene y Granja Sanitaria -- 1928. The Columbus Memorial Lighthouse Competition sparks and 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 Corbusiers first encounters with South America: lectures and early projects for Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay -- 1929-C. With the History of the Skyscraper, Francisco Mujica articulates the skyscrapers Latin American dimension -- 1929. Sergio Larraín and Jorge Arteagas Oberpauer Building initiates a new direction in Chilean architecture -- 1930-A. Getúlio Vargas takes power in Brazil and appoints twenty-eight-year-old Lúcio 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. Flávio de Carvalho, "City of the Naked Man" -- 1931. Juan OGorman, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Houses and Studios -- 1933. In his Pláticas sobre arquitectura lecture, Juan OGorman 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 Pampa -- 1936-C. Julio Vilamajó, School of Engineering -- 1937. Wladimiro Acostas Vivienda y Ciudad highlights the relationship between ecology, new forms of leisure, the house, and the city -- 1937. Cine Gran Rex and Argentine Classicist Modernism -- 1938. 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. Joaquín Torres-García, Monumento Cósmico, Montevideo, Uruguay -- 1939. The European diaspora brings architectural talents to Latin America on an unprecedented scale -- 1939. The Brazilian pavilion at New York Worlds Fair -- 1941. Pampulha represents and encounter that would change the future of Brazil -- 1942. Amancio Williams, Casa sobre el Arroyo -- 1943-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. The will be the beginning of TPAs involvement with Latin America that will include not only plans for Chimbote, Peru, but also master plans for Medellín and Bogotá, Colombia, and Havana, Cuba -- 1944. Henry Klumb moves to Puerto Rico and for malizes investigations of modern architecture in the tropics -- 1945. Antoni Bonet, Punta Ballena, Uruguay -- 1946. Alfonso Reidys Popular Housing Blocks -- 1947-A. Luis Barragán and Max Cetto, the émigré German architect, begin working on the design of the first houses in Mexico Citys Jardines del Pedregal subdivision -- 1947-B. Seeking to symboliz