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One city, two pens: housing and urbanism transformations in Rio de Janeiro by Machado de Assis and Lima Barreto

Grant number: 12/02088-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal Investigator:Telma de Barros Correia
Grantee:Cinthia Aparecida Tragante
Host Institution: Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Carlos (IAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the city of Rio de Janeiro has passed by several social, economic, political, cultural and historical modifications. Since 1808, when the royal family has arrived in Brasil, the city have been radically transformed, with politicians and economical developments - like the independence, the increase of the economy provided by the coffee, the end of the slave trade and investments in the urbanism of city. Because of all these transformations, the urban and housing factors of Rio de Janeiro city in early twentieth century were very different of before. These changes have been described in the literature, especially in the novels of Machado de Assis and Lima Barreto, which had been acclimated in different contexts of Rio de Janeiro. This research investigates the social, urban and housing changes in the city of Rio de Janeiro during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, using for this the literature of Machado and Lima Barreto. Keywords: Rio de Janeiro; Habitação; Urbanismo carioca; Século XIX; Machado de Assis; Lima Barreto.

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TRAGANTE, Cinthia Aparecida. Rio em Obras: housing and urbanism in Machado de Assis and Lima Barreto. 2014. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC/SBD) São Carlos.

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