Des-Habitat : revista das artes no Brasil / a project conceived by Paulo Tavares; preface by Marion von Osten.
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Tavares, Paulo (Architect)

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Des-Habitat : revista das artes no Brasil / a project conceived by Paulo Tavares; preface by Marion von Osten.


Second edition


Berlin : K. Verlag, [2021]


96 pages : illustrations ; 33 cm

Originally produced for the exhibition Bauhaus Imaginista. 2018-19.
Includes bibliographical references.
Texts in Portuguese, English and French.

"With this publication, Paulo Tavares intervenes in Habitat--the arts and design magazine edited by Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi in the 1950s. At the time, the magazine propagated images of modern art and architecture, but also images of popular and Indigenous crafts and artifacts. In this way, it simultaneously introduced its audience to the vocabulary of modernism and vernacular and native forms of cultural expression. In Des-Habitat, Brazilian architect, curator, and activist Tavares investigates how the aesthetic language of Habitat framed such objects and images. The project mobilizes a series of design strategies central also to Habitat itself, such as re-appropriation, collage, and displacement. By focusing on the context from which materials were originally taken Tavares shows how, by virtue of its modern visual language, Habitat functioned as a framing device to conceal its own coloniality--a suspenseful media history in light of suppression, complicity, and decolonization."--Provided by publisher.


9783947858200 (paperback)


Bardi, Lina Bo, 1914-1992.
Architecture Brazil Periodicals.
Modern movement (Architecture) Brazil Periodicals.
Indigenous art Brazil.
Architecture Brésil Périodiques.
Mouvement moderne (Architecture) Brésil Périodiques.
Art autochtone Brésil.
Indigenous art.
Modern movement (Architecture)



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Osten, Marion von.
Bauhaus Imaginista


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