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Caracas Litoral, Venezuela (New Urbanisms 6)
Author: Richard Plunz, Michael Conrad, Mojdeh Baratloo, Ignacio Lamar, and Eric Brewer, editors
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2005
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ArchitectureWeek— A bilingual study of the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities facing the reconstruction of coastal communities near Caracas, Venezuela after mudslides devastated the area in December 1999. In a city where most of the urban population lives in informal housing, the social, economic, and cultural dilemmas of redevelopment emerged as opportunities to unite the various constituencies through innovative programming, sustainable geological/ hydrological infrastructure, and economically viable housing and commercial development.

When Brazil Was Modern: A Guide to Architecture, 1928-1960
Author: Lauro Cavalcanti, Jon M. Tolman (translator)
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— A comprehensive guide to modern Brazilian architecture: over 125 projects designed between 1928 and 1960, by such masters as Oscar Niemeyer and Paulo Mendes da Rocha, with commentary on aesthetics and social underpinnings.


 
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