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SHAPING TERRAIN: CITY BUILDING IN LATIN AMERICA. Ed. by Rene C. Davids. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 2016. 274 pp. with 119 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2016-15360 ISBN 9780813062679 In English.
Publisher's description: Shaping Terrain shows how the physical landscape and local ecology have influenced human settlement and built form in Latin America since pre-Columbian times. Most urban centers and capitals of Latin American countries are situated on or near dramatically varied terrain, and this book explores the interplay between built works and their geographies in various cities including Bogota, Caracas, Mendoza, Mexico D. F., Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, and Valparaiso. The multi-national contributors to Shaping Terrain have a broad range of professional experience as urbanists, historians, and architects, and many are globally renowned for their design work. They examine how humans negotiate with the existing environment and how the built form expresses that relationship. The result is a wide-ranging representation of the unique legacy of Latin America's urban heritage, which is a repository of possibilities for future cities.
Indexing: Western, Latin America — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Architecture — Urban Planning
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 171231
Hardcover $79.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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