Brazil Built: The Architecture of the Modern Movement in Brazil

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Overview

"Brazil Built is an examination of the architecture of the Modern Movement in Brazil. In the 1940s and 1950s, Brazil acquired unprecedented prestige in the world of Modern Architecture. Brazil was regarded as the country which had inherited the progressive Modernism of the pre-war period in Europe, and which, furthermore, had initiated a new phase of the assimilation of cultural and environmental considerations. The major buildings - the Ministry of Education, the Brazilian Pavilion at the New York World's Fair 1939, the Brazilian Press Association, Santos Dumont Airport, the Pampulha complex - became widely known and highly influential, launched by the exhibition 'Brazil Builds' at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1943 and the publications of Brazil Builds." "The book constitutes a unique presentation of the major Modern buildings in Brazil in their historical context. Prompted by the contemporary revaluation of Modernism and the renewed interest in Brazil, this book examines how the buildings came into being, how they came to be so highly regarded, and the changing reactions to them in Brazil and abroad."--BOOK JACKET.
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'Brazil Built is an engagingly written investigation into political and cultural mechanisms behind the production of Brazilian architecture between 1939 and 1960. The five parts of the book unfold into a comfortable chronology, which locates the exhibition, successfully playing different scales of historical research off each other.' Building Design
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415231787
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction 1
Pt. I Revolutions 5
Vargas, Le Corbusier, and reinforced concrete 7
Pt. II The Heroic Period 23
2 The Ministry of Education and Health Building 25
3 The Brazilian Pavilion at the New York World's Fair 1939 54
4 'A whole new school' 64
Pt. III The Museum and the war 87
5 The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and architecture 89
6 'America for the Americans' 95
7 'the MUSEUM and the WAR' 103
Pt. IV The exhibition and the book 109
8 The planning of the exhibition 'Brazil Builds' 111
9 The 'Brazil Builds' exhibition 127
10 Brazil Builds: architecture new and old 1652-1942 135
Pt. V The 'Brazilian Style' 145
11 Brazil Builds and the press 147
12 The 'Brazilian Style' observed 164
13 Le Corbusier and the 'Brazilian Style' 172
14 Construcao Brasileira: the 'Brazilian Style' in Brazil 188
Conclusion 207
Appendices 209
Bibliography 227
Index 247
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