Photography and Documentary Film in the Making of Modern Brazil

Photography and Documentary Film in the Making of Modern Brazil - Rethinking Art's Histories

Hardback (31 Oct 2013) | English

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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.

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Manchester University Press

Manchester University Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9780719089916
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 770.98109041
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 248
Weight: 704g
Height: 240mm
Width: 155mm
Spine width: 20mm