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The Resource Forming abstraction : art and institutions in postwar Brazil, Adele Nelson

Forming abstraction : art and institutions in postwar Brazil, Adele Nelson

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Forming abstraction : art and institutions in postwar Brazil
Title
Forming abstraction
Title remainder
art and institutions in postwar Brazil
Statement of responsibility
Adele Nelson
Title variation
Art and institutions in postwar Brazil
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Art produced outside hegemonic centers is often seen as a form of derivation or relegated to a provisional status. Forming Abstraction turns this narrative on its head. In the first book-length study of Brazilian art and culture following World War II, Adele Nelson highlights the importance of exhibitionary and pedagogical institutions in the development of abstract art in Brazil. By focusing on the formation of the São Paulo Biennial in 1951; the early activities of artists Geraldo de Barros, Lygia Clark, Waldemar Cordeiro, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, and Ivan Serpa; and the ideas of critics like Mário Pedrosa, Nelson illuminates the complex, strategic processes of citation and adaption of both local and international forms. The book ultimately demonstrates that postwar Brazilian art institutions and abstract artistic groups--and their exhibitions of abstract art in particular--served as crucial loci for the articulation of societal identities in a newly democratic nation at the onset of the Cold War"--
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Nelson, Adele,
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies on Latin American art
Series volume
5
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  • Bienal Internacional de São Paulo
  • Bienal Internacional de São Paulo
  • Art, Abstract
  • ART / General
  • Brazil
Label
Forming abstraction : art and institutions in postwar Brazil, Adele Nelson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Turnabout is fair play : institutional gambits at the Museum of Modern Art and Bienal in São Paulo -- Forma : the mutability of form in early abstract art and theory -- National culture and abstraction at the first São Paulo Bienal -- Collective, concrete abstractions : Grupo Ruptura and the National Exhibition of Abstract Art -- Defining modernism at the second São Paulo Bienal -- Artist as model citizen : Grupo Frente and Rio institutions -- Conclusion
Control code
1237652748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 369 pages
Isbn
9780520379848
Lccn
2021003489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1237652748
Label
Forming abstraction : art and institutions in postwar Brazil, Adele Nelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Turnabout is fair play : institutional gambits at the Museum of Modern Art and Bienal in São Paulo -- Forma : the mutability of form in early abstract art and theory -- National culture and abstraction at the first São Paulo Bienal -- Collective, concrete abstractions : Grupo Ruptura and the National Exhibition of Abstract Art -- Defining modernism at the second São Paulo Bienal -- Artist as model citizen : Grupo Frente and Rio institutions -- Conclusion
Control code
1237652748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 369 pages
Isbn
9780520379848
Lccn
2021003489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1237652748

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