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  • ISBN: 9780226349794
  • ISBN10: 0226349799

The Modernist City an Anthropological Critique of Brasilia

by James Holston

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/1990
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List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgments Part 1: The Myth of the Concrete 1. Premises and Paradoxes Anthropology and Modernism The Idea of Braslia The Instruments of Change The Negation of the Negation 2. Blueprint Utopia Braslia's Pedigree The Modernist Project 3. The Plan's Hidden Agenda Plan Mythology The Hidden Agenda Braslia's Development Inversions The Exemplary Center Niemeyer's Social Architecture Modernism and Modernization The Counter-Brincadeira Part 2: The City Defamiliarized 4. 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 Braslia 5. 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 Faade Part 3: The Recovery of History 6. 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 7. 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 8. The Brazilianization of Braslia The Periphery in Time and Space The Squatter Settlement of Vila Chaparral Center Street, Sobradinho The City Familiarized Concluding Remarks Notes Bibliography Index
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