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Hot on the heels of Phaidon's book, Brazil's Modern Architecture, much admired in the AJ (24.2.05), comes Cruelty and Utopia: Cities and Landscapes of Latin America (Princeton Architectural Press, £27.50). Vividly and variously illustrated, its brief essays focus on such obvious figures as Le Corbusier, Barragán and Roberto Burle Marx, but also explore the cultural and political context of Latin American architecture in the 20th century, and peer back to the colonial past. Pictured is a detail of Antonio Ramírez Montufar's Construction of the Cathedral of Santiago de Los Caballeros de Guatemala (1678).

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