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

Americas Society

September 16, 2015


Admission is free. A 20% discount will be given to Americas Society members, and a 10% discount to non-members, on all publication sales the evening of the event. Not yet a member? Join now!

Moderated by Patricio del Real (Department of Architecture & Design, The Museum of Modern Art), authors Ana Elena Mallet, Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, and Jorge Rivas Pérez, will present the fully-illustrated hardcover catalogue Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, 1940-1978, which includes original essays, as well as newly translated historical texts on design. 

The book edited by Gabriela Rangel and Jorge F. Rivas Pérez, examines how design transformed the domestic landscape in Latin America in a period marked by stylistic, political, social, and economic changes. The 280-page hardcover publication includes contemporary essays by Rivas Pérez, Mallet, Loschiavo dos Santos, Lourdes Blanco, Luis Castañeda, and Christina De León, as well as newly translated historical texts by Mario de Andrade, Miguel Arroyo, Lina Bo Bardi, Clara Porset, and Marta Traba, amongst others.

The title is co-produced with Santillana USA.

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