The Modernist City
Architecture, Politics and Society in Brasilia 2nd
By (author) James Holston
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Modernist City by James Holston
Book DescriptionThe utopian design and organization of Brasilia the modernist new capital of Brazil were meant to transform Brazilian society. In this sophisticated, pioneering study of Brasilia 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226349794
(250mm x 200mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1989
Country of Publication: United States
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