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Shaping Terrain : City Building in Latin America (Hardcover)

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“Provides unique insights that are fundamental for anyone interested in the history and the architecture of Latin America.”—Fernando Luiz Lara, author ofThe Rise of Popular Modernist Architecture in Brazil Shaping Terrain shows how the physical landscape and local ecology have influenced human settlement and built form in Latin America since pre-Columbian times. Most urban centers and capitals of Latin American countries are situated on or near dramatically varied terrain, and this book explores the interplay between built works and their geographies in various cities including Bogotá, Caracas, Mendoza, Mexico D. F., Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, and Valparaíso.           The multi-national contributors to Shaping Terrain have a broad range of professional experience as urbanists, historians, and architects, and many are globally renowned for their design work. They examine how humans negotiate with the existing environment and how the built form expresses that relationship. The result is a wide-ranging representation of the unique legacy of Latin America’s urban heritage, which is a repository of possibilities for future cities. 
Number of Pages: 288.0
Genre: Architecture, History, Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida
Language: English
Street Date: August 16, 2016
TCIN: 52110301
UPC: 9780813062679
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-4404

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