James holston the modernist city an anthr opological critique of brasilia chicago chicago. The modernist city an anthropological critique of brasilia is a book by anthropologist james holston published by the university of chicago press in 1989 the book is a case study of the brazilian capital brasilia as a way to understand the use of modernist principles as the basis for designing a city the title is a reference to the principles of modernism underlying the development of . The modernist city an anthropological critique of brasilia holston james isbn 9780226349794 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. The utopian design and organization of brasilia the modernist new capital of brazil were meant to transform brazilian society in this sophisticated pioneering study of brasilia from its inception in 1957 to the present james holston analyzes this attempt to change society by building a new kind of city and the ways in which the paradoxes of constructing an imagined future subvert its utopian premises integrating anthropology with methods of analysis from architecture urban studies
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