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A cultural history of Rio de Janeiro after 1889 : glorious decadence

Author: Tom Winterbottom
Publisher: [Cham] Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book studies architecture and literature of Rio de Janeiro, the "Marvellous City," from the revolution of 1889 to the Olympics of 2016, taking the reader on a journey through the history of the city. This study offers a wide-ranging and thought-provoking insight that moves from ruins to Modernism, from the past to the future, from futebol to fiction, and from beach to favela, to uncover the surprising  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Winterbottom
ISBN: 3319312006 9783319312002
OCLC Number: 939532200
Description: vii, 224 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Landing in the marvellous city --
Space and time of Rio de Janeiro --
Decadence in architecture --
Reading and writing inRio de Janeiro --
Past, present, and future Rio de Janeiro.
Responsibility: Tom Winterbottom.

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