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    Photography and documentary film in the making of modern Brazil

    Martins, Luciana (2013) Photography and documentary film in the making of modern Brazil. Rethinking Art's Histories. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719089916.

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    Book synopsis: Photography and documentary film in the making of modern Brazil provides a major contribution to the field of visual culture through a study of still and moving images of Brazil in the first four decades of the twentieth century, when the camera played a key role in making Brazilian peoples and places visible to a variety of audiences. The book explores what is distinctive about the visual representation of Brazil in an era of modernisation, also attending to the significance of the different technical properties of film and photography for the writing of new histories of visual technologies. It offers new insights into the work of key writers, photographers, anthropologists and filmmakers, including Claude Lévi-Strauss, Mário de Andrade, Silvino Santos and Aloha Baker. Unearthing a wealth of materials from archives in the USA, Britain, and Brazil, the book seeks to contribute to the postcolonial theoretical project of pinpointing locally distinctive histories of visual technologies and practices.


    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Arts > Cultures and Languages (to 2020)
    Research Centres and Institutes: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS), Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 12:41
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 13:45


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