Modernist City An Anthropological Critique of Brasilia
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Description: The utopian design and organization of Brasília--the modernist new capital of Brazil--were meant to transform Brazilian society. In this sophisticated, pioneering study of Brasília 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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List price: $49.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/8/1989
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|List of Tables|
|The Myth of the Concrete|
|Premises and Paradoxes Anthropology and Modernism|
|The Idea of Brasï¿½lia The Instruments of Change|
|The Negation of the Negation|
|Blueprint Utopia Brasï¿½lia's Pedigree|
|The Modernist Project|
|The Plan's Hidden Agenda Plan Mythology The Hidden Agenda Brasï¿½lia's Development Inversions|
|The Exemplary Center Niemeyer's Social Architecture Modernism and Modernization|
|The City Defamiliarized|
|The Death of the Street The Architectural Context of Street Life|
|The Solid-Void/Figure-Ground Convention|
|The Street in Ouro Preto: Private Property and Public Display|
|The Modernist Inversion Transforming Civic Discourse: The New Public of Brasï¿½lia|
|Typologies of Order, Work, and Residence Zoning the City: A Typology of Form and Function The Monumental Work Sectors The Superquadra Solution|
|The Apartment Plan|
|The Apartment Faï¿½ade|
|The Recovery of History|
|Rights to the City Populating an Idea: Differential Incorporation|
|The Recruitment of Pioneers Discourses of Participation: Reinventing the Nation|
|The Labor Market Recruitment Rights, Privledges, and Powers From Interests to Actions|
|Cities of Rebellion The Illegal Periphery|
|The Legal Periphery Political-Administrative Organization: The Climate of Tranquility Space and Society: An Absolute Predominance of Public Servants|
|The Brazilianization of Brasï¿½lia The Periphery in Time and Space The Squatter Settlement of Vila Chaparral Center Street, Sobradinho The City Familiarized|