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  • Da necessidade de crítica sobre arquitetura
    Corona, Eduardo, 1921-
    In this essay Eduardo Corona sounds a call for action as regards architectural criticism. He points to the importance of art criticism (in all its various forms) and the total lack of any attempt to develop a similar approach in the field of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110333

  • Da participação de artistas plásticos na obra de arquitetura e paisagismo
    Macedo, Francisco R.
    In this text, Francisco Macêdo upholds collaboration between painters and sculptors in architectural projects, even though it is rare. Few resources are allocated to such projects because of real estate speculation or scant public resources. Macêdo [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086811

  • Da senzala ao sobrado : arquitetura brasileira na Nigéria e na República Popular do Benin
    Cunha, Marianno Carneiro da, 1926-1980; Cunha, Manuela Carneiro da
    This book is about the presence of northeastern Brazilian colonial architecture in two West African countries: Benin (the former Republic of Dahomey) and Nigeria. This particular style was taken there by merchants and slaves (ex-slaves and their [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110538

  • De la evocación posmodernista a la ilusión moderna
    Silva, Carlos
    The critic Carlos Silva wrote a study of the work of the Venezuelan sculptor Edgar Guinand, pointing out two fundamental periods in his life in art. The first is defined by the writer in the visual arts context that follows the Latin American Post- [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1169271

  • Depoimento = Testimony
    Niemeyer, Oscar
    In this text, architect Oscar Niemeyer provides an overview of his career; he asserts that the projects he designed for Brasilia and for the Museo de Caracas represent milestones in his production. Those projects—part of a radical phase in his work [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110334

  • Dois artistas modernistas na Escola de Belas Artes
    Celso Antônio
    “Modernist” sculptor Celso Antonio arose from the arts scene in Rio de Janeiro during the 1930s; he was named a professor at the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes by its director, architect Lúcio Costa, who was a member of the same movement. The [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110855

  • Domingo Álvarez : la gramática del espacio y la ilusoria infinitud
    Ramos, María Elena, 1947-
    The curator María Elena Ramos discusses the problem of space, both in architecture and in works of art that involve manipulating art and space; her frame of reference ranges from what is “visible and exists” (architecture, real space) to what is [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161160

  • El arte y el tiempo
    Diez-Canedo, Enrique
    This is a review of an essay by the Mexican architect Carlos Obregón Santacilia titled “El maquinismo, la vida y la arquitectura” [Machine-ism, Life and Architecture], in which Enrique Díez-Canedo— the Spanish poet, critic, and essayist [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 759110

  • El artista en la arquitectura y la ciudad : diálogo con Carlos Cruz-Diez
    This interview with Carlos Cruz-Diez by historian José María Salvador focuses on the way the artist’s work intengrates architecture, either as a general subject matter or regarding his urban productions. The interview addresses questions like the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 858069

  • El color en las diversas artes
    Goyburu, Emilio
    This article by painter Emilio Goyburu contributes to debates on the meaning of abstraction, specifically in terms of the important role that color plays in the arts. Nature, in Goyburu’s view, strikes us by means of color and, as a result, all art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 859948

  • El Hospital obra de arte
    Villagrán, José
    In 1944, the architect José Villagrán García, Supervisor of Hospital Projects and Construction at the Secretaría de Salubridad y Asistencia [Ministry of Health and Medical Care], declared that hospital buildings were architectural works and [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 783775

  • El Renacimiento artístico en México
    Atl, Dr., 1875-1964
    In his article, Dr. Atl, does a broad study and recognition of the art movement in progress. Historically speaking, he says that there have been three ways to create art; one, which is that of folk art that has always been created; another is the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 760384

  • Empleando una técnica revolucionaria se han construido en México 50 hospitales
    This document stands out from other articles published about the implementation of a hospital construction project because the writer places his view of the project in an international context. Based on an opinion issued by the Royal Institute of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780088

  • En el orden burgués reinante hay que buscar la causa de la decadencia arquitectónica contemporánea
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    In this document David Alfaro Siqueiros reflects upon the nexus between society and its aesthetic production, particularly with regard to the status of architecture under the bourgeois order. The article is directed toward the officials in charge of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 764051

  • En torno a la "Integración"-
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    By 1954, Carlos Mérida had published 11 tenets related to what he called functional painting and its importance in the integration of the visual arts, as well as some theoretical concepts regarding architectonic-pictorial space. For Mérida, at that [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 733682

  • Entrevista a Henry Russell-Hitchcock sobre arquitectura moderna latinoamericana
    Bayón, Damián
    This article is an interview that Damián Bayón conducted with Henry Russell-Hitchcock on the subject of modern Latin American architecture. Bayón praises Russell-Hitchcock, the scholar and curator, as “one of the great world authorities on [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786188

  • Espacio, tiempo y arquitectura de S. Giedion
    Bayón, Damián
    In this article Damián Bayón critiques the book Espacio, tiempo y arquitectura [Space, Time and Architecture] by S. Giedion. He focuses on the research methodology of the author, whose objective it was to prove, according to Bayón, “the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 785951

  • Espaço e arquitetura
    Pedrosa, Mário
    The text proposes an axiological re-evaluation of architecture based on spatial values using the theories of Geoffrey Scott. In Mário Pedrosa’s judgment, awareness of space depends on movement, which generates an organic relationship of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1087020

  • Estética suburbana
    Machado, Antônio de Alcântara, 1901-1935
    The writer Antonio de Alcântara Machado discusses the city of São Paulo, which in his opinion, “is an aesthetic-urban disaster.” He comments on “the bad taste” of the city’s sculptures and monuments, making just one exception in the case [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780786

  • Expresión de principios de la Agrupación Espacio
    This text is a statement of the principles that governed Espacio [Space], an association made up of Peruvian architects, artists and intellectuals. As Espacio saw it, “Entre el mundo de ayer y el mundo de hoy, se ha establecido el origen de la [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126309

  • Forma e função na arquitetura
    Niemeyer, Oscar
    In this text, Oscar Niemeyer responds to criticisms that consider his architectural projects “formalist.” He clarifies that, in his view, architecture must enjoy almost boundless visual freedom in its creative content if it is to be a work of art [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110349

  • Formação e evolução da arquitetura no Brasil
    Niemeyer, Oscar
    In describing Brazilian architecture, architect Oscar Niemeyer looks to its Portuguese origins and to the innovative modern movement spearheaded by Ukrainian-born Brazilian architect Gregori Warchavchik and urbanist Lúcio Costa, both of whom—in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780917

  • Gego : dibujos para proyectos
    Ossott, Hanni, 1946- 2002
    Hanni Ossott introduces Gego’s exhibition Gego: Dibujos para proyectos [Gego: Drawings for Projects], which includes the artist’s architectural, design, and art projects from 1937 to 1975. The critic suggests that during her training as an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1159642

  • Ha entrado un nuevo huesped a la casa del hombre
    Villalba, Carlos
    In his essay on the Venezuelan sculptor Harry Abend’s architectural reliefs series, the critic Carlos Villalba offers a lyrical interpretation of stone as an artistic element. Villalba praises its virtues and its material function as the qualities [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1161636

  • Hacia una nueva plástica integral
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    This article by David Alfaro Siqueiros is a theoretical analysis of the Mexican muralist movement, whose principal characteristic (and what differentiated it from the rest of the international trends) was its “functional political purpose.” [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 799548

  • Highway sculpture : The Towers of Satellite City
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    Mathias Goeritz comments on his early obsession with the idea of vertical constructions. His first monumental tower (for the Museo Experimental El Eco) as well as the series of projects called “Arquitectura emocional” [Emotional Architecture] are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 757382

  • III : aparición y desarrollo del abstraccionismo : conceptos concretos sobre la pintura abstracta
    Otero Silva, Miguel
    In this article, Miguel Otero Silva discusses the similar origins of abstraction in two painters who helped to inspire two major movements: the Russian (lyrical) artist Wassily Kandinsky and the Dutch (geometric) artist Piet Mondrian. Otero Silva [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 856012

  • Impresiones sobre arquitectura : tercera parte : Colombia, México, Venezuela
    Bayón, Damián
    The Argentine critic Damián Bayón expresses his views on Colombian, Mexican, and Venezuelan architecture. He considers Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, to be a chaotic, disjointed city where confusion reigns supreme. However, in spite of that, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 804949

  • Impresiones sobre arquitectura, Segunda Parte : Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Perú
    Bayón, Damián
    The Argentine critic Damián Bayón reviews modern architecture in Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru. He believes there is a great deal of talent among young artists in Buenos Aires. Projects are impressive in spite of the bleak economic [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 806269

  • Integração das artes na cidade
    Bloc, André
    André Bloc seeks to explain—during his participation in the celebrated conference that was organized in Brasilia for the inauguration of the new Brazilian capital—why the visual arts are absent from modern architecture. He states that modern [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110408

  • Introdução à arquitetura brasileira - I; Introdução à arquitetura brasileira - I
    Pedrosa, Mário
    ICAA Record ID: 1086620

  • Introdução ao tema inaugural: A cidade nova, obra de arte
    Pedrosa, Mário
    Mário Pedrosa cites Brasilia (the new capital of Brazil) as the supreme example of man’s ability to control his environment and build new cities anywhere, regardless of physical and climatic conditions. He considers this project, which was a huge [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110409

  • Introduction
    Díaz, Ulises; Fernández, Ignacio; Moctezuma, Alessandra; Rocha, Elpidio; Velasco, Rosa; Leclerc, Gustavo
    In this exhibition essay, members of ADOBE LA (Architects and Designers Opening the Border Edge of Los Angeles) recount their work relating to the ongoing presence of Latinos in Los Angeles as consisting of two distinct trajectories: the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 820384

  • Jornadas intensivas de discusión 1970
    Centro de Arte y Comunicación (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Galería Bonino (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    This is the text of the program for the seminars that were proposed by the Centro de Arte y Comunicación [Art and Communication Center] in 1970. The underlying theme of the sessions was the relationship between art and other disciplines or phenomena [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 747709

  • Juan O´Gorman plantea el dilema arte utilidad
    Larrosa, Manuel
    Juan O’Gorman addresses the problem of architecture from the perspective of functionality versus aesthetics and concludes that the two opposites should be fused into one: “architecture should serve as a useful object and as an object of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 787955

  • Juan O'Gorman
    Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990
    In Mathias Goeritz’s opinion, the architect and sculptor Juan O’Gorman is an original visionary because in his artistic endeavors he tries to connect the arts and subordinate them to concepts that synthesize his extra-artistic convictions. [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 751346

  • L'architecture moderne au Brésil
    Pedrosa, Mário
    In this study, Mário Pedrosa sketches a history of Brazilian architecture which he affirms did not appear spontaneously, but rather through the influence of Europe and Swiss architect Le Corbusier in particular. He compares this with a similar [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086489

  • La arquitectura internacional a la zaga de la mala pintura
    Siqueiros, David Alfaro
    In forty paragraphs, David Alfaro Siqueiros outlines the process of artistic integration of Mexican architecture and painting that produced the Ciudad Universitaria, the Presidente Juárez Apartment Blocks and the Museo Experimental El Eco. For [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 786079

  • La ciudad : el camello por el ojo de la aguja
    Quijano, Rodrigo, 1965-
    In this text, Rodrigo Quijano argues that Lima 01—a series of photographs of inverted images of interiors of old abandoned buildings in downtown Lima—addresses questions of forgetting and urban decay. The series makes reference to the design of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1293706

  • La cúpula en América
    Sabogal, José, 1888-1956
    This article was written by José Sabogal on the development of architecture in Latin America. Sabogal emphasizes the emergence of an art of construction with its own nuances after the Spanish conquest, when Western elements were combined with Native [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1125912

  • La polémica : Raúl Anguiano
    Adame, María Luisa
    Raúl Anguiano believed that the best-known painters had made costly mistakes and had experienced great failures. He referred to the “pintura bajo el agua” [“underwater painting”] by Diego Rivera as much as to the sculpture-painting by [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 758256

  • La riqueza arqueológica peruana : oficio del nuevo director del museo
    Means, Philip Ainsworth, 1892-1944
    This letter was written by the U.S. archaeologist and historian, Phillip Ainsworth Means, to the Peruvian Minister of Education in connection with the opening of a rug factory in Cotahuasi. Means points out “la vital importancia de la arqueología [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1126097

  • La síntesis de las Artes
    Villanueva, Carlos Raúl, 1900-1975
    Referencing such Latin American nations as Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and the European nations of Spain and Italy, Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva examines certain artists and movements that in the aforementioned countries, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 864335

  • La torre de Los Diez
    Prado, Pedro, 1886-1952
    Pedro Prado describes an architectural project undertaken by the group known as Los Diez. He is referring to “La Torre de Los Diez,” which they planned to build in a remote, quiet, free location with no great requirements as far as its [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 750456

  • Las experiencias de un ensayo de integración : la Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo
    Villanueva, Carlos Raúl, 1900-1975
    In this essay, Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva discusses in general terms why an architect might incorporate paintings and sculptures into an architectural project and the social implications of this integration. He outlines the concepts [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1172330

  • Las nuevas tendencias del muralismo en el mundo
    Mérida, Carlos, 1891-1984
    This article by Carlos Mérida sets forth the different formal and basic elements for the integration of several art fields: scale, rhythm, color and harmony. In the artist’s opinion, the new generation of Mexican painters possesses a tendency [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 735942

  • Le Corbusier
    This anonymous article announces that the Swiss architect, Le Corbusier, might soon visit Brazil. According to the article, the noted architect considers the “geometric spirit” to be “a contemporary synthesis.” In a eulogy to the industrial [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 780967

  • Lições do congresso internacional de críticos
    Pedrosa, Mário
    This account of the celebrated Congresso Extraordinário Internacional de Críticos de Arte (1959) by Mário Pedrosa considers what he deems the most fruitful and brilliant works produced in the fifties. He describes the ideas of the critics who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086667

  • Los mates burilados y las estampas del pintor criollo Pancho Fierro
    Sabogal, José, 1888-1956
    In this text, José Sabogal states that, upon their arrival, the Spanish were impressed by the architecture and art they found in America. They understood that “their fortunate victory could not be maintained if they did not consolidate it through [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1173400

  • Los pintores y la arquitectura
    Vasconcelos, José
    José Vasconcelos, the Minister of Public Education, discusses why he did not take advantage of architects or engineers for projects such as El Estadio [The Stadium] or La Escuela Benito Juárez, a model for schools not just in Mexico, albeit [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 755323