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The diffusion of modern architecture in Brazil: the architectural heritage created by the Plano de Ação do Governo Carvalho Pinto (PAGE) (1959-1963)

Grant number: 11/51108-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2012 - February 28, 2015
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Cooperation agreement: Condephaat
Principal Investigator:Miguel Antonio Buzzar
Grantee:Miguel Antonio Buzzar
Home Institution: Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Carlos (IAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The production of public buildings during the administration of Governor Carvalho Pinto in the State of São Paulo (1959-1963), through its Plan of Action (PAGE, Action Plannning of the Carvalho Pinto Govemment) is one of the richest moments of the Brazilian modem architecture, both from the standpoint of its diffusion and of its protagonists' commitments. Brazilian Modemism in art, architecture and urbanism, since its origins had establíshed two programatic constants, that eventually marked its recognition as an important modem experience, constants present in almost alI its artistic and architectural production. These can be broadly defined as the national character ofthe modem production and the commitment oflocal modernism to the country's modemization. Taking into account these two features, but bringing to the forefront the production of social equipment, the public buildings ímplemented by PAGE, increased the development and dífusion of modern art and architecture. Implemented in a moment when, after the 1950’s, Modem Architec had already achieved a hegemonic position in Brazil, the works carried out by PAGE brought some inovative features to this production. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant
Diffusion of modernist architecture in São Paulo in the early 1960s