Des-Habitat (Revised Second Edition)
With this publication, Brazilian architect, curator, and activist Paulo Tavares intervenes in ‘Habitat’, the arts and design magazine edited by architect Lina Bo Bardi in the 1950s. At the time, the magazine propagated images of modern art and architecture, but also images of popular and indigenous crafts and artefacts. In this way, it simultaneously introduced its audience to the vocabulary of modernism and to vernacular and native forms of cultural expression. Here, Tavares investigates how the aesthetic language of ‘Habitat’ framed such objects and images.
|96 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, pb, Portuguese/English|