The Modern Movement and the Brazilian cultural tide




Brazilian Modern Architecture, Brasília, Portugal, Independence of Brazil


Throughout the 20th century, more precisely between 1930 and 1960, asserting Brazil’s independence became a political and cultural project that led to Brazilian Modern Architecture and established accurate landmarks as Ministry of Education and Public Health (MESP) and Brasília. The Brazilian identity, built on Portuguese heritage, justified the approximation and cultural exchanges between Brazil and Portugal, in an ebb that would later cause some nausea. We analyse the national and international criticism exposed in books, magazines and congress proceedings about Brazilian Modern Architecture in counterpoint to the international political framework, concluding by understanding the weight of political decisions under the criticism and the place reserved to Brasília in the architectural and urbanistic history


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Chaves, C., & Tostões, A. (2023). The Modern Movement and the Brazilian cultural tide. Cadernos Do Arquivo Municipal, (19), 1–23.