Civilizing Rio Reform and Resistance in a Brazilian City, 1889-1930
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A massive urban renewal and public-health campaign in the first decades of the nineteenth century transformed Brazil's capital into a showcase of European architecture and public works. The renovation of Rio, or "civilization" campaign, as the government called it, widened streets, modernized the port, and improved sanitation, lighting, and public transportation. These changes made life worse, not better, for the majority of the city's residents, however; the laboring poor could no longer afford to live in the downtown, and the public-health plan did not extend to the peripheral areas where they were being forced to move. Their resistance is the focus of Teresa Meade's study.Meade details…
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 7/26/2005
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|Reconsidering Victor Baltard|
|Classicism and the Architect's Education|
|An Urban History of the Central Markets|
|Housing the City|
|Epilogue on Function and Typology in Baltard's Urban Architecture|
|Appendix: Career Chronology of Victor Baltard|