Video: Book Presentations - Modern Brazilian Design and The Design of Van Beuren

On February 12, Americas Society's Visual Arts program hosted the symposium "The Invention of the Modern Domestic Space in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela: Design, Art, and Architecture, 1940-1978." Discussions covered the current state of Latin American design, the influence of the home on the field, and case studies on exciting design initiatives in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela.


  • Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, author of Modern Brazilian Design
  • Ana Elena Mallet, author of El diseño de van Beuren [The Design of Van Beuren]
  • Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History at Columbia University and curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art