Caribbean Modernist Architecture

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The Museum of Modern Art, 2010 - Architecture - 207 pages
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In February and March 2008, the International Program and the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art organised the Museums first symposium on the modernist architecture of the Caribbean and bordering Latin American countries, in collaboration with the Caribbean School of Architecture at the University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica. The goal was to encourage scholarly, curatorial and broader educational awareness. Topics covered included regional and international legacies, preservation, environmental sustainability and urban planning, as they relate to modernist architectural history and contemporary practice. The presenters were leading architects and architectural historians from the region, and attendees included their colleagues as well as local and international university students, policy makers, civic leaders and developers from Jamaica, the surrounding Caribbean isalnds and the United States. This illustrated volume, co-published by MoMA and Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana (AAA), an architectural journal based in the Dominican Republic, presents the papers from this critical symposium in both English and Spanish, making them accessible to a broader public.
  

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Belmont Freeman
18
Miguel Rodríguez Casellas 48
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Jean Doucet of Puerto Ricos Modern Architecture
Modernist Architecture in the Dutch Caribbean
Carlos Brillembourg
Hacia una nueva ciudad Venezuela Carlos Brillembourg 100
Modernity Contextualized
Silvia Arango 128
Louise Noelle Barranquilla Cartagena and Santa Marta
Jackson Burnside 154
Mark Taylor 164
A Modernist Endeavour in Barbados
The architecture of Trinidad

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Barry Bergdoll is Chief Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and associate professor in the Department of Art History at Columbia University in New York.

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