Nosso Lar. Brasilia


Jonas Staal

Publisher Jap Sam Books

ISBN 9789490322458


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).

160 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 19 cm, hb, Portugues/English


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