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Brazil's Modern Architecture
     

Brazil's Modern Architecture

by Elisabetta Andreoli
 

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This is the new paperback edition of the most comprehensive survey of twentieth-century Brazilian architecture, analyzed by a new generation of critics and historians. The book covers about 200 buildings and urban designs, presenting key events and projects within a series of thematic chapters. It is extensively illustrated with archival black-and-white and new

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This is the new paperback edition of the most comprehensive survey of twentieth-century Brazilian architecture, analyzed by a new generation of critics and historians. The book covers about 200 buildings and urban designs, presenting key events and projects within a series of thematic chapters. It is extensively illustrated with archival black-and-white and new color photographs as well as drawings and sketches. It offers a fresh reading of Brazil's era of high modernism from the 1930s through the 1960s, placing it in context with regards to earlier and later architectural movements as well as the broad changes taking place in Brazilian culture at the time. The book also charts post-Brasilia developments, including case studies of contemporary projects, showing the relevance of Brazilian architecture within the international scene.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714848457
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,114,397
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

ELISABETTA ANDREOLI is an expert on modern and contemporary architecture in Brazil. She now works as a filmmaker specializing in documentaries on Latin American politics. ADRIAN FORTY is an architectural historian and Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He is the author of OBJECTS OF DESIRE (1986) and WORDS AND BUILDINGS (2000).

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