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Architecture

NOSSO LAR, BRASILIA

Spiritism - Modernism - Architecture

Jonas Staal

€15.00

NOSSO LAR, BRASILIA

Spiritism - Modernism - Architecture

Jonas Staal

€15.00

Architecture / Theory / Urbanism

ISBN

978-94-90322-45-8

Graphic designer

Remco van Bladel / Studio for Graphic Design and typography

Number of pages

160

Book size

12.5 x 18.5 cm

Binding

Hardcover

Editor: Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei; Editor/Proofreader: Urok Shirhan; Translation English/Portugese: Noelly Russo.

This publication is supported by Extra City, Antwerp, Belgium; Ministry of Culture, Brazil; Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; PhDArts, The Hague/Leiden, The Netherlands; Promoveren in de Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

This publication is produced by Capacete, Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo, Brazil. 

Nosso Lar, Brasília explores the relationship between Spiritism and Modernism in Brazilian architecture. Central to the book is a systematic comparison between the spiritist city of Nosso Lar (1944), as described by the medium Chico Xavier; and the modernist city of Brasília (1956), the country's capital as designed by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.

Jonas Staal (1981) is a visual artist whose work deals with the relationship between art, democracy and propaganda. He is the author of among others Post-Propaganda (Amsterdam: Foundation BKVB, 2009); Power?... To Which People?!(Heijningen: Jap Sam Books, 2010) and Closed Architecture (Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2011).