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Mário Pedrosa: Primary Documents

Mário Pedrosa: Primary Documents levou dez anos para ser editado e publicado. Agora publicado é um fato sem precedentes na história da arte brasileira, entretanto,  NINGUÉM, nenhum museu brasileiro o celebrou, nenhum crítico de arte brasileiro o resenhou, o que dá – com certeza –  a medida da situação precária da cultura brasileira.


Editor(s): Gloria FerreiraPaulo Herkenhoff

Published: 2015

Pages: 464

Illustrations: 72 illustrations, incl. 32 in color

Sales/Territorial Rights: World

Series: MoMA Primary Documents

  • Description

This latest volume in MoMA’s Primary Documents series provides an anthology of the writings of Mário Pedrosa, Brazil’s preeminent critic of art, culture, and politics and one of Latin America’s most frequently cited public intellectuals. It is the first publication to provide comprehensive English translations of Pedrosa’s writings, which are indispensable to understanding Brazilian art of the twentieth century. Included texts range from art and architectural criticism and theory to political writings as well as correspondence with his artistic and political interlocutors, among them such luminaries as André Breton, Alexander Calder, Lygia Clark, Ferreira Gullar, Oscar Niemeyer, Hélio Oiticica, Pablo Picasso, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Harald Szeeman, and Leon Trotsky. The book also features newly-commissioned essays by important scholars in the field that contextualize central themes of Pedrosa’s writing and frame the importance of his thought for twentieth-century Brazilian art as well as the history of modernism writ large. These new translations will contribute to the international recognition of Mário Pedrosa’s importance to the growing fields of global art history and theory.


Publication of The Museum of Modern Art of New York

MoMA Primary Documents

Contributors: Aracy Amaral, Otília Arantes, Dore Ashton, Catherine Bompuis, Kaira Cabañas, Lauro Cavalcanti, Marcio Doctors, Gloria Ferreira, Adele Nelson