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MODERNO: DESIGN FOR LIVING IN BRAZIL, MEXICO AND VENEZUELA, 1940-1978. Americas Society Art Gallery, New York, 2015. Visual Arts of the Americas: Modern and Contemporary Publication Series. Published in association with Prisa/Santillana, Miami. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 280 pp. with 218 ills. (115 col.). 28 x 20 cm. ISBN 9781879128798 In English.
Publisher's description: 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 purposeful 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.
Indexing: Western, Latin America — Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela — Post-1945 — Decorative Arts
Plans: 73,30,01,05,07,08,17,20
Worldwide Number: 037035
Hardcover $50.00    

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