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Architecture As Civil Commitment: Lucio Costa's Modernist Project for Brazil
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date March 8, 2017
Pages 250
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781409454625
ISBN-10 1409454622
Dimensions 0 by 6.85 by 9.68 in.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $149.95
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Architecture as Civil Commitment analyzes the many ways in which Costa shaped the discourse of Brazilian modern architecture, tracing the roots, developments, and counter-marches of a singular form of engagement that programmatically chose to act by cultural means rather than by political ones.

Split into five chapters, the book addresses specific case-studies of Costa’s professional activity, pointing at his multiples role in the Brazilian federal government and focusing on passages of his work that are much less known outside of Brazil, such as his role inside Estado Novo bureaucracy, his leadership at SPHAN, and his participation at UNESCO’s headquarter project, all the way to the design of Brasilia.

Digging deep into the original documents, the book crafts a powerful historical reconstruction that gives the international readership a detailed picture of one of the most fascinating architects of the 20th century, in all his contradictory geniality. An ideal read for those interested in Brazilian modernism, students and scholars of architectural and urban planning history, socio-cultural and political history, and visual arts.



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About: Architecture as Civil Commitment analyzes the many ways in which Costa shaped the discourse of Brazilian modern architecture, tracing the roots, developments, and counter-marches of a singular form of engagement that programmatically chose to act by cultural means rather than by political ones.

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