This ambitious exhibition explored twenty-five years of Latin American architecture from 1955 to 1980 using an impressive range of archival material, much of which had never been on public display before. The choice of start date for the period covered paid homage to the Museum of Modern Art’s groundbreaking 1955 exhibition Latin American Architecture since 1945, curated by architectural historian Henry-Russell Hitchcock, which celebrated the explosion of modernist architecture in the region during the previous decade. What is astonishing is that MoMA had not mounted an exhibition on Latin American architecture in the intervening sixty years. Given that span of time, those involved in designing Latin America in Construction had a challenge on their hands. Hitchcock had restricted himself to ten years and to forty-six carefully selected buildings that he believed were distinguished enough to rival the forty-three examples he had chosen for his Built in USA: Post-war Architecture...

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