Name Descriptor: Congresso Internacional Extraordinário de Críticos de Arte (1959 : Brasília, Brazil, etc.)×
  • Totalidade artística e posição das artes industriais e artesanato na cidade nova
    Barata, Mário
    In this text, Mario Barata ostensibly rejects the function of industrial art and crafts in the modern city. He sees benefits and drawbacks to the standardization of furniture and, naturally, of taste. On the other hand, he believes wholeheartedly in [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110412

  • O feitiço contra o feiticeiro
    Jordão, Vera Pacheco
    This article by Vera Pacheco Jordão questions the procedures followed at the Congresso Internacional de Críticos de Arte in 1959, a publicly funded event that brought foreign guests working in the cultural sphere to Brazil. The author condemns the [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110411

  • Lições do Congresso de Críticos
    Pedrosa, Mário
    In this text, critic Mário Pedrosa takes stock of the activities that occurred in the framework of the “Congresso dos Críticos” in 1959. He defends that event’s organizational structure and states that praising the government’s “Nova Cap [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110410

  • Introdução ao tema inaugural: A cidade nova, obra de arte
    Pedrosa, Mário
    Mário Pedrosa cites Brasilia (the new capital of Brazil) as the supreme example of man’s ability to control his environment and build new cities anywhere, regardless of physical and climatic conditions. He considers this project, which was a huge [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110409

  • Integração das artes na cidade
    Bloc, André
    André Bloc seeks to explain—during his participation in the celebrated conference that was organized in Brasilia for the inauguration of the new Brazilian capital—why the visual arts are absent from modern architecture. He states that modern [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110408

  • Crise nas artes individuais
    Pedrosa, Mário
    In this text, Mário Pedrosa remarks on the crisis different art forms are experiencing, a topic that surfaced in the debates at the “Congresso dos Críticos” in 1959. In Pedrosa’s view, the only disciplines deeply affected by that crisis are [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110406

  • As artes maiores na cidade
    Haftmann, Werner
    In the paper he delivered at the Congresso Internacional Extraordinário de Críticos de Arte (CIECA), Polish critic Werner Haftmann addresses Brasilia, the new capital of Brazil, as a way to discuss the broader question of the content and form of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110405

  • As artes industriais na cidade nova
    Dorfles, Gillo, 1910-
    Theorist Gillo Dorfles underscores his belief that cities could emerge from industrial production that included everything from domestic gadgets to buildings. In his judgment, the industrial aesthetic plays an important role in the formation of [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110404

  • A pintura e a escultura no coletivo urbanístico e arquitetônico
    Shapiro, Meyer
    In this article, Meyer Schapiro asks a number of questions about the arts, as follows: Why is it rare to find painting and sculpture incorporated into modern architecture? Is it because of the autonomy of the arts? Is it possible to get architects [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110403

  • A importância educativa da arte contemporânea
    Spanudis, Theon
    In this critical text, Theon Spanudis proposes the creative participation of the public in the formation of art that he calls “transrational,” which he explains, entails certain modifications to the notions of “time,” “subject,” and “ [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110402

  • A educação artística e as novas perspectivas científicas e pedagógicas
    Maldonado, Tomás, 1913-
    The artist and Professor Tomás Maldonado detects positive qualities in popular design and mass communications, which he considers useful because they are the only means available that can satisfy the aesthetic needs of the people. In his opinion, an [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110401

  • A dinâmica das estruturas urbanísticas
    Zevi, Bruno, 1918-2000
    In this article Bruno Zevi discusses the crisis facing modern architecture as a result of its inability to strike a balance between the dynamics of urban structures on the one hand, and human and social structures on the other. In his opinion, [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1110391

  • Lições do congresso internacional de críticos
    Pedrosa, Mário
    This account of the celebrated Congresso Extraordinário Internacional de Críticos de Arte (1959) by Mário Pedrosa considers what he deems the most fruitful and brilliant works produced in the fifties. He describes the ideas of the critics who [...]
    ICAA Record ID: 1086667