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The Rise of Popular Modernist Architecture in Brazil
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The Rise of Popular Modernist Architecture in Brazil

Fernando Luiz Lara

Abstract

During the mid-twentieth century, Brazil as a country seemed to be fascinated with modernism. Middle-class people would read about it in popular newspapers and journals, and then go about designing their own homes in the modernist style, using distinctive layouts and façades. In other words, modernist architecture was the popular architecture of Brazil. This book investigates how and why modern architecture became so popular in the author's native country, tracking the path of the dissemination as well as the economic, cultural, and political conditions that made it possible. He views it as a ... More

Keywords: Brazil, modernism, modernist architecture, popular architecture, historiography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032894
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032894.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fernando Luiz Lara, author
University of Texas at Austin