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In 2008, Leonardo Finotti was invited by MoMA's chief curator, Barry Bergdoll, to be part of a tribute exhibition for a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America shown in 1955. He began a commissioned work that led him directly into an immersive experience lasting the past eight years. Latin American Modern Architecture is part of an ongoing series by one of the leading architectural photographers worldwide. It presents nearly eighty images of Finotti's photographic vision of undiscovered Latin American modern architecture and offers an important overview of the region. Collecting visits, stories, experiences, and photographs, the research took place in diverse latitudes, eight of them published in this book: Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Valparaiso, Sao Paulo, Bogota , Caracas, Me xico City, and Havana. 103 illustrations

 

Details

ISBN: 9783037785034
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 150
Publication Date: 7 Sep 2016
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Publication City, Country: Baden, Switzerland
Dimensions (cm): 24(H) x 30(L)

 

Reviews

"Compiled from Leonardo Finotti's vast collection of architectural portraits, excursions, and experiences, this book presents itself as a voyage throughout nine Latin American cities--Asuncion, Montevideo, Belo Horizonte, Valparaiso, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Lima, Mexico City, and Havana. In this overview, edited by curator Barry Bergdoll, the breadth of Finotti's work proves extensive enough to act as a visual continuum through which to showcase the region's multifaceted Modernism." --Metropolis magazine -Compiled from Leonardo Finotti's vast collection of architectural portraits, excursions, and experiences, this book presents itself as a voyage throughout nine Latin American cities--Asuncion, Montevideo, Belo Horizonte, Valparaiso, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Lima, Mexico City, and Havana. In this overview, edited by curator Barry Bergdoll, the breadth of Finotti's work proves extensive enough to act as a visual continuum through which to showcase the region's multifaceted Modernism.- --Metropolis magazine "Compiled from Leonardo Finotti s vast collection of architectural portraits, excursions, and experiences, this book presents itself as a voyage throughout nine Latin American cities Asuncion, Montevideo, Belo Horizonte, Valparaiso, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Lima, Mexico City, and Havana. In this overview, edited by curator Barry Bergdoll, the breadth of Finotti s work proves extensive enough to act as a visual continuum through which to showcase the region s multifaceted Modernism." Metropolis magazine"

 

Author Biography

LEONARDO FINOTTI is a Brazilian artist and one of the leading architectural photographers worldwide. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions and published in the main specialised journals.BARRY BERGDOLL is Professor of Art History and Archeology at Columbia University and Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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