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The Modernist City: An Anthropological Critique of Brasilia

Author/EditorHolsten (Author)
ISBN: 9780226349794
Pub Date08/09/1989
BindingPaperback
Pages383
Edition2nd ed.
Dimensions (mm)23(h) * 15(w) * 2(d)
$63.56
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The utopian design and organization of Bras lia-the modernist new capital of Brazil-were meant to transform Brazilian society. In this sophisticated, pioneering study of Bras lia from its inception in 1957 to the present, James Holston analyzes this attempt to change society by building a new kind of city and the ways in which the paradoxes of constructing an imagined future subvert its utopian premises. Integrating anthropology with methods of analysis from architecture, urban studies, social history, and critical theory, Holston presents a critique of modernism based on a powerfully innovative ethnography of the city.

The utopian design and organization of Bras lia-the modernist new capital of Brazil-were meant to transform Brazilian society. In this sophisticated, pioneering study of Bras lia from its inception in 1957 to the present, James Holston analyzes this attempt to change society by building a new kind of city and the ways in which the paradoxes of constructing an imagined future subvert its utopian premises. Integrating anthropology with methods of analysis from architecture, urban studies, social history, and critical theory, Holston presents a critique of modernism based on a powerfully innovative ethnography of the city.

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