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The presence of the city in the discourse of the vanguards: São Paulo and Buenos Aires in the 1920s and 1930s

Grant number: 13/01237-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2013
Effective date (End): May 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal Investigator:Monica Junqueira de Camargo
Grantee:Ricardo Marchesini Galvão
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The purpose of this research is a comparative study about the Latin-American vanguards' discourses in the magazines published in São Paulo and Buenos Aires during the decades of 1920 and 1930, especially considering the urban theme. This analysis is based on two main perspectives. The first one inserts the magazines in the scenario of the great transformations made in the urban landscapes, loaded with new perceptive experiences, of the city of São Paulo and Buenos Aires; and also in the development of a new modern aesthetic proposed by the main contributors of the magazines that were analyzed. The second is intended as a discussion of the content of the discourses, based on recent literature about these vanguards and their action on the urban environment, incorporating for the current context how they represented modernity.As a result of these two points we can make a comparative study of the description of the urban landscapes of these two cities and identify in them the common and particular aspect, in order to recognize the vestiges of their own identity within the homogenizing image that is sometimes related to Modernity. Identifying the common aspects can additionally contribute to the study of the urban process of the Latin-American cities during Modernity. (AU)

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GALVÃO, Ricardo Marchesini. Alternated modernities: urban representations in four maga-zines of avant-garde literature in Latin America. 2016. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU/SBI) São Paulo.

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