Culture and Customs of Brazil
Race, religion, language, culture, and national character are full of contradictions. Brazil, the largest country in South America, embodies so much paradox that it defies neat description. This book will help students and general readers dispel stereotypes of Brazil and begin to understand what country's bigness means in terms of its land, people, history, society, and cultural expressions.
This is the only authoritative yet accessible volume on Brazil that surveys a wide range of important topics, from geography, to social customs, art, architecture, and more. Highlights include discussions of the fluid definitions of race, rituals of candomble, the importance of extended family networks, beach culture, and soccer madness. A chronology and glossary supplement the text.
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and the changes in the economy meant that artists had to find new support . In
Minas Gerais this new support was almost exclusively from lay brotherhoods ,
which vied with one another to produce ever more elegant churches and
Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil , one of the most complete artistic
documentaries of Brazilian life of the period . Brazilian artists were important as
well , but most of them were trained by the French and simply reproduced art
Typical of the artists of the time , he had studios in both Rio and Paris and
designed much of his Brazilian work in France . The mixture of Brazilian and
European ( mostly French ) styles contributed to a lack of precise definition in
Brazilian art ...
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