São Paulo: Instituto Moreira Salles; Companhia das Letras, 2012. b/w, duo tone and color plates, ports., facs., bibliographical refereneces (p. 205-209), duo tone pict. fldg. wrps. Item #100973
Study and interpretation of a series of photographic images produced in Brazil by (mostly) European photographers throughout the 19th century, unveiling the complex relationship between the representations of reality, the mechanisms of desire and the construction of imaginary geographies. In an activity dominated by the State (either the Empire or the Republic), researcher Brizuela (b. Argentina) recuperates the history of Brazil in the through a collection of period intimate, scientific and surprising images of idyllic and exotic landscapes, palaces, slavery and historic ruins. Portuguese translation of "Photography and Empire: Landscape for modern Brazil" (2012). Author Natalia Brizuela is Associate Professor of Latin American literatures and cultures at Berkeley University.