Modern architecture in Latin America : art, technology, and by Carranza, Luis E.; Lara, Fernando Luiz; Liernur, Jorge

By Carranza, Luis E.; Lara, Fernando Luiz; Liernur, Jorge Francisco

"Modern structure in Latin the United States: artwork, expertise, and Utopia is an introductory textual content at the matters, polemics, and works that signify the complicated tactics of political, fiscal, and cultural modernization within the 20th century. The quantity and kinds of initiatives different tremendously from state to state, yet, as an entire, the area produced an important physique of structure that hasn't ever ahead of been  Read more...

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4 His concern for crafts also carried over to the traditional arts (based on the colonial past) that others, such as the architect Federico Mariscal (see 1914 entry), saw as a means to produce a work that was unique to its context. However, given the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz (known as the Porfiriato) and the stronghold of the Fine Arts Academy in Mexico during the first part of the century, the early development of new architectural languages was not as pervasive in Mexico as we find elsewhere.

2 Acevedo, one of the most prominent members of the Ateneo de la Juventud (Athenaeum of Youth)—a gathering of young thinkers interested in discussing social, political, and intellectual issues and whose members would become the principal intellectual, political, and artistic leaders at the conclusion of the Mexican Revolution—delivered a series of lectures revolving around three recurring themes in Mexican architecture.  . ”3 Architecture, in other words, always represented the people and the race that built it.

In Brazil and Argentina, immigration policies aimed at Europeanizing, or “whitening,” society. The same policies that facilitated the emigration of Italian, French, Belgian, and German artists also supported the pedagogic message of a “European” architecture that would create a scenario of development for the local elites. In the case of Argentina and Uruguay, their economies were enjoying such unprecedented growth by the turn of the century that several new buildings were needed to materialize their successes in stone.

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