Plástica e anonimato: modernidade e tradição em Lucio Costa e Mário de Andrade

Guilherme Wisnik About the author

There is an analogy between the uniform and patterned antiinvidualism of modern architecture and the anonymous and collective character of popular art. This perception, stated by Mário de Andrade in 1928, can be seen as a guideline for the equation "modernity-patrimony" conceived by Lucio Costa by the end of the 30's. However, the latter acknowledgement of the "legitimacy of the plastic intention", by Costa, will gradually set apart their conception regarding the role of art in society, and, as a consequence, the meaning they attribute to the process of Brazilian cultural formation.

Mário de Andrade; Lucio Costa; modern architecture

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