Architecture of Brazil


  • Hugo Segawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 241-266

About this book


Architecture of Brazil: 1900-1990 examines the processes that underpin modern Brazilian architecture under various influences and characterizes different understandings of modernity, evident in the chapter topics of this book. Accordingly, the author does not give overall preference to particular architects nor works, with the exception of a few specific works and architects, including Warchavchik, Niemeyer, Lucio Costa, and Vilanova Artigas.

In summary, this book:

Meticulously examines the controversies, achievements, and failures in constructing spaces, buildings, and cities in a dynamic country

Gives a broad view of Brazilian architecture in the twentieth century

Proposes a reinterpretation of the varied approaches of the modern movement up to the Second World War

Analyzes ideological impacts of important Brazilian architects including Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa and Vilanova Artigas

Discusses work of expatriate architects in Brazil

Features over 140 illustrations

In Architecture of Brazil: 1900-1990, Segawa brings to the reader an understanding of this important period of architectural history based on his emphasis on processes, allowing the reader to see in-context the leading figures and achievements.


Brazilian architecture Lúcio Costa Oscar Niemeyer Vilanova Artigas colonial style architecture modernity in architecture neocolonial style architecture postmodern architecture urbanization

Authors and affiliations

  • Hugo Segawa
    • 1
  1. 1., Architecture and Urbanism SchoolUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-5430-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-5431-1
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