Salvador, Bazil: EDUFBA, Editora da Universidad Federal da Bahia, 2010. b/w plates, facs., plans, bibl., color pict. fldg. wrps. OCLC: 703648593. Item #97262
The Portuguese Colonial History Archive in Lisbon has very rich collections of drawings of buildings from the Brazilian colonial period, including the architecture of the ancient capital of Brazil. The documents attached with their reports on large public works deserve the attention of all scholars of the history of colonial architecture, revealing not only the origins of many monuments, but providing valuable clarifications regarding the changes that these buildings have suffered, especially in the eighteenth century. Second edition of the 1951 first. The first edition has been an important reference and Smith is one of the pioneers of research on the objects of our cultural arts in Brazil. Contents: Prefácio -- Introduçao -- Alfândega da Bahia -- Igreja da Palma -- Fábrica de Pólvora -- Convento da Lapa -- Vila de Abrantes -- Notas -- Parecer do relator do I Congresso de História da Bahia. LIMITED EDITION OF 300 COPIES.