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Southern modernisms from A to Z and back again

Author(s): Leal, Joana Cunha ; Maia, Maria Helena ; Farré Torras, Begoña

Date: 2015

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Origin: Repositório Institucional da UNL

Project/scholarship: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/3599-PPCDT/133213/PT ;

Subject(s): Southern modernisms; Modernismos do Sul; Artes Visuais; Arquitectura; Historiografia da arte; Século 20


The book now being published results from a research project entitled Southern Modernisms that ran from March 2014 to May 2015 with FCT funding. The aim of the project was to explore the possibility of constructing a more inclusive, plural notion of modernism through the revision of Modernism’s prevailing definition – its stylistic focus, its formalist and anti-representative bias, as well as its autonomic assumptions, or, as far as architecture is concerned, its functionalist credo. This critical undertaking was grounded on the hypothesis that southern European modernisms featured a strong entrenchment in popular culture (folk art and vernacular architecture), and that this characteristic could be understood as anticipating some of the premises of, what would later become known as, critical regionalismo. (...)

Document Type Book
Language English
Contributor(s) Leal, Joana Cunha; Maia, Maria Helena; Farré Torras, Begoña
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