São Paulo: ABooks, Grupo Nortre Dame Intermédica... 2002. color plates, bibl., color pict. d.j. Item #68550
A look at the Brazilian cordel; traditional little books of verse from northeastern Brazil which reflect popular culture and make use of xylography for its illustrations. The focus is on the use of cordels as pedagogy for the promotion and understanding of health and medicine. Includes examples of verses for basic sanitation, tuberculosis, malaria, cancer, drugs and alcohol, sexually transmitted diseases and more. Numerous xylography by J. Borges (b. Brazil 1935) illustrate the ways health and medicine are presented visually.