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Radical Cities Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture

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ISBN-10: 1781682801

ISBN-13: 9781781682807

Edition: 2014

Authors: Justin McGuirk

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In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of activist architects, politicians and radical communities. From Chile to Brazil, and from Mexico to Argentina, McGuirk discovers people who have begun rebuilding and redesigning their environments in radically new ways.An architect in Chile has designed a new form of social housing where only half of the house is built, allowing the owners to adapt the rest; Medellín, the murder capital of Colombia, has been transformed with innovative public architecture; squatters in Caracas have taken over a 45-story skyscraper, Torre David; and architect Jorge Mario Jáuregui has upgraded Rio's favelas in exciting new ways.Ever…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 6/10/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English