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City/art : the urban scene in Latin America

Author: Rebecca E Biron
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2009.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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<DIV>This collection of essays argues that urban arts not only shape the imagined space of Latin American cities, but also structure real, lived urban space.</div>
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca E Biron
ISBN: 9780822390732 0822390736
OCLC Number: 434869143
Description: 1 online resource (x, 274 pages) : illustrations
Contents: City/art : setting the scene / Rebecca E. Biron --
What is a city? / Néstor García Canclini --
Buenos Aires is (Latin) America, too / Adrián Gorelik --
The spirit of Brasília : modernity as experiment and risk / James Holston --
City, art, politics / Nelly Richard --
The writing on the wall : urban cultural studies and the power of aesthetics --
Marcy Schwartz, Miami Remake, José Quiroga --
The Jew in the city : Buenos Aires in Jewish fiction / Amy Kaminsky --
On maps and malls / Hugo Achugar --
Culture-based urban development in Rio de Janeiro / George Yúdice --
Latin American megacities : the new urban formlessness / Nelson Brissac Peixoto.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Rebecca E. Biron, editor.

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An interdisciplinary collection exploring how creative practices broadly conceived to encompass urban design, museums, graffiti, film, music, literature, architecture, and performance art,  Read more...

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