Enjoy reading through the new book “Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, 1940-1978,” the first of a series of upcoming publications devoted to the study of Latin American mid-century design. Following the tremendous interest in this territory, I plan to add a session of collecting mid-century Brazilian design. The book, an accompanying text for the exhibition by the same name held at the Society’s New York gallery earlier this year, describes the central role of design and the creation of interiors in the process of Latin American modernization. Patricio del Real, Department of Architecture & Design, The Museum of Modern Art, and authors Ana Elena Mallet, Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, and Jorge Rivas Pérez all contributed to this groundbreaking study of a period marked by stylistic, political, social, and economic changes. Highly recommended.
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