In the late 19th century, an enduring preference for highly ornamented architecture gave way to a budding Modernism of clean lines and unadorned surfaces. At the same moment, everyday objects began to receive critical attention. This title addresses this shift, arguing for an understanding of the genealogy of architectural modernism.
In his most ambitious endeavour since Freud, acclaimed cultural historian Peter Gay traces and explores the rise of Modernism in the arts, the cultural movement that heralded and shaped the modern world, dominating western high culture for over a century.
Latin America has been an important place for architecture for many decades. Recently, architecture on the continent has continued to evolve, and an extremely creative scene has developed. This book considers outstanding projects that have prompted discussion and provided fresh impetus all across Latin America.
Through more than 100 structures, most of which are open to tourism, this volume makes it possible to experience the historical and architectural vestiges of the "New Architecture." Besides the famous buildings, it presents insider tips for sites to visit throughout Germany.