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Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978

July 20, 2015

Contributors and essay topics include:

  • "Lingua Franca for the Future" by Gabriela Rangel
  • "Cannibal Homes: Additive Modernity and Design by Absorption in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, 1940–1979" by Jorge F. Rivas Pérez
  • "Miguel Arroyo and Pottery" by Lourdes Blanco
  • "Social Utopia and Modern Design in Latin America" by Ana Elena Mallet
  • "Modern Lifestyles: Clara Porset and the Art of Exhibiting the Mexican Home" by Christina L. De León
  • "Modern Brazilian Design" by Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos
  • "Design’s Bureaucratic Unconscious" by Luis M. Castañeda
  • "Exhibition of a Modernist House (considerations)" by Mário de Andrade
  • "North American Interiors: Contemporary Examples" by Clara Porset
  • "Modern Furniture for a Colonial House" by Miguel Arroyo
  • "Living Design: In Search of Our Own Kind of Furniture" by Clara Porset
  • "In South America: After Le Corbusier, What Is Happening?" by Lina Bo Bardi
  • "Ambient Planning: 'Design' at an Impasse" by Lina Bo Bardi
  • "Tecla Tofano: Ars Politica" by Marta Traba
  • "Lesson in Architecture Lesson — for Oscar Niemeyer" by Ferreira Gullar
  • "Interview with Oscar Niemeyer" by Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos
  • "Interview with Sergio Rodrigues" by Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos
  • "Designer Biographies" by Amanda York

Learn more about the exhibition.

Complete with plates section, exhibition checklist, and bibliography.

Hardcover: 280 pages
Price: $50 (non-member) / $40 (AS member)