Rio de Janeiro: Fundaçâo Pierre Verger, Museo de Arte Moderna, 2006. b/w plates., ports. Item #81160
The book presents the 1940's and 1950's Brazilian popular culture as celebrated by the photographer and ethnologist Verger (b. France 1902-1995) and especial selected to reflect the Brazilian reality of the post-war period while making evident the profound contrast between rural and urban life. The earliest pictures are dated 1946 and revel the cultural diversity and the social contrasts of Brazil through black images of everyday life, traditions and specially the poverty and social differences reflected in images that include the festivities of Bahia Todos os Santos in northeastern Brazil, the carnival of travesties, folklore, the architecture of the city of São Paulo in the 1950's, the various Afro-Brazilian ceremonies and rituals, the cordel (popular pamphlets) tradition along with others selected from the collection of the archives of the Fundação Pierre Verger. The book accompanies an exhibition. ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXT.