Tarsila do Amaral Cannibalizing Modernism
Our last copy of Tarsila do Amaral Cannibalizing Modernism is our display copy used within the store. There is slight wear and tear from the use of customer's browsing. The pages are in great condition with no physical tares. The The book condition is marked: good/like new. This book is out of print by the publisher.
8" x 10.5"
360 pages 358 color
The luminous, revelatory landscapes of the pioneering Latin American modernist, in a deluxe production
Featuring a tip-on cover images and paper changes throughout, Cannibalizing Modernism is the first comprehensive English-language catalog on the Brazilian painter Tarsila do Amaral (1886–1973), a key figure in Latin American modernism.
After studying with Fernand Léger and André Lhote in Paris, Tarsila—as she is widely known in Brazil—cannibalized modern European references to create a unique style, with the use of caipira (rural Brazilian) colors and representations of local characters and scenes. Much of her work was made in dialogue with two leading modernist thinkers of her time, Mário de Andrade and Oswald de Andrade. Her work also parallels the development of Oswald de Andrade's antropofagia, a key concept in 20th-century Latin American thought, through which intellectuals of the tropics would cannibalize European cultural references, while also bringing indigenous, Afro-Atlantic and local elements into their work.
Cannibalizing Modernism reproduces 233 paintings alongside documents and photographs.