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Modern architecture in Mantiqueira: the Oswaldo Bratke's experiments in Campos do Jordão during the 1940's

Grant number: 16/07348-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2016
Effective date (End): May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Letícia Coelho Squeff
Grantee:Marcelo André Ferreira Leite
Host Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil


Since the 1940s scholars in Brazil and abroad have investigated the Modern Movement in Brazilian architecture. However, recently the subject has been revised, in a process that not only challenges an univocal paradigm of Modern as well as questions its markedly Eurocentric historiographical assumptions. Drawning upon these studies, this proposal seeks to recognize other forms of expression of modern architecture in Brazil, such as the habitations influenced by the Californian architecture and by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, among others. Campos do Jordão, town located in the São Paulo State, was the venue for interesting manifestations of modern architecture, as a set of houses designed by Oswaldo Arthur Bratke (1907-1997) during the 1940s. The architect experimented new spatial configurations and new techniques, using new materials and construction elements that require further study. By making an inventory and an analysis of these residencies, this thesis shall shed light on the impact of these works on the Bratke's career. (AU)

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