The diversity of nature and culture in Latin America represents a challenge to the region's architects, who give their residential constructions a distinctive character. The book presents a selection of Latin-American recent architectural production built in the outskirts of the cities as country houses, along beaches and summer houses, mountain houses and other proposals that reflect their creators' awareness with the rich geographic and natural variety of each country. Selected examples from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, México, Paraguay and Venezuela.
This series was the winner of the American Institute of Architects' prestigious "Award for Excellence in International Book Publishing". Each volume in this series is introduced with an essay on the architect, and a chronological or stylistic presentation of their most outstanding buildings and projects. No other series provides such a complete and concise summary of the world's leading architects' works. The volumes are fully illustrated in black-and-white with photos and project renderings.
Release on 2013-06-03 | by Patricio del Real,Helen Gyger
Author: Patricio del Real,Helen Gyger
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 Félix 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 Gómez Gavazzo and Peruvian architect and politician Fernando Belaúnde 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 Noemí Adagio, Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Luis Castañeda, Viviana d’Auria, George F. Flaherty, María González Pendás, Cristina López Uribe, Hugo Mondragón López, Jorge Nudelman Blejwas, Hugo Palmarola Sagredo, Gaia Piccarolo, Claudia Shmidt, Daniel Talesnik, and Paulo Tavares.
Our world today is not only a world in crisis but also a world in profound movement, with increasingly large numbers of people joining or forming movements: local, national, transnational, and global. The dazzling diversity of ideas and experiences recorded in this collection capture something of the fluidity within campaigns for a more equitable planet. This book, taking internationalism seriously without tired dogmas, provides a bracing window into some of the central ideas to have emerged from within grassroots struggles from 2006 to 2010. The essays here cross borders to look at the politics of caste, class, gender, religion, and indigeneity, and move from the local to the global. Contributors include Taiaiake Alfred, Tariq Ali, Daniel Bensaïd, Hee-Yeon Cho, Ashok Choudhary, Lee Cormie, Jeff Corntassel, Laurence Cox, Guillermo Delgado-P, Andre Drainville, David Featherstone, Christopher Gunderson, Emilie Hayes, François Houtart, Fouad Kalouche, Alex Khasnabish, Xochitl Leyva Solano, Roma Malik, David McNally, Roel Meijer, Eric Mielants, Peter North, Shailja Patel, Emir Sader, Andrea Smith, Anand Teltumbde, James Toth, Virginia Vargas, and Peter Waterman.
O livro apresenta mais de 40 obras, com fotos, plantas e textos descritivos e analíticos. As obras incluídas são da autoria dos mais importantes arquitetos brasileiros, entre eles - Paulo Mendes da Rocha (prêmio Pritzker 2006); Ruy Ohtake; Carlos Bratke; Bernardes e Jacobsen; Isay Weinfeld ; Marcio Kogan; Miguel Pinto Guimarães; Índio da Costa; Mario Biselli e Artur Katchborian; Gustavo Penna.
Release on 1989 | by John Armstrong Crow,George D. Crow
Author: John Armstrong Crow,George D. Crow
Pubpsher: Holt McDougal
Category: Latin America
PANORAMA DE LAS AMRICAS is designed for use in the first months of beginning Spanish courses and beyond. Initially, only very basic vocabulary and the present tense are used. A special effort has been made to grade the readings so that they progress from the simple and basic to the more complex. To stimulate interest in Latin American literature, the authors have included selections from some of their best writers in Temas de investigacin sections found in lessons 10 through 25. These selections give a firsthand view of Latin American life.
Latin American Graphic Design.- In this bilingual book Romulo Peralta Moya brings together 75 designers and design studios in Latin America. He does this through a general introductory study and a one by one country case, along with the collaboration of important curators and scholars in the field representing every country. Graphic design has progressively gained relevance in the field of communication of ideas, currently turning into a true source of persuasion, given that its goal is to influence people's way of thinking, inducing consumption and generating expectations. In addition, this discipline is perhaps the most influential in the globalization process as it has demanded its products to be understood by anyone anywhere, regardless of the culture and the environment in which they are presented. Hence the importance of this book, which is the first to be published worldwide with a compilation of work done in our region.
The author presents an analysis of each one of the parables, taking into account the context in which Jesus presented the parable, then how it was understood and used by the people of that day, and finally, how we can follow its teachings within our own context. Dr. Fricke is a retired missionary who taught in Latin American seminaries for many years, and wrote this book in Spanish.