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Author: Richard J Williams
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2009.
Series: Modern architectures in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Spanning the period from the 1930s to the present, this book focuses on recurring themes within Brazil's Modernism: the place of colonial architecture and the colonial legacy; the influence of sexuality in architectural imagery; the importance of leisure and luxury; the role of the favela as a backdrop and inspiration for development; and the spectacular growth of Brazil's cities. The book includes a great variety  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Williams
ISBN: 9781861894007 1861894007
OCLC Number: 225876128
Description: 286 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm.
Contents: The politics of the past --
The politics of eros --
Brasília, or the politics of progress --
The aesthetics of poverty --
The politics of liberation --
The politics of spectacle --
The politics of public space --
Brazil's legacies.
Series Title: Modern architectures in history.
Responsibility: Richard J. Williams.

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Set against a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty, Brazil's striking Modernist architecture has long garnered international acclaim. But these well-known works are not fully reflective of the  Read more...

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