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MODERNO: DESIGN FOR LIVING IN BRAZIL, MEXICO AND VENEZUELA 1940-1978 (2016)

GABRIELA RANGEL
NEW YORK, 2016


Edited By: Americas Society
Building: Hardback
Dimensions: 19.05 x 2.54 x 26.67 cm
Language: English
Pages: 280

Moderno examines how design transformed the Latin American domestic landscape in a period marked by major stylistic developments and dramatic social and political change. Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela entered an expansive period of economic growth in the late 1940s which was accompanied by the modernization of major cities and the conscious importation of the International Style. This volume explores how the period’s influx of European and North American architects, designers, artists and entrepreneurs in Latin America influenced a generation of local architects and designers beginning to see themselves as active players in the creation of modern national identities. The book accompanied the exhibitions held at The American Society in New York and the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas in 2016.