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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The European presence also had an effect on ceramic art , because previously
the notion of transporting or collecting pieces of pottery ( mostly painted human or
animal figurines and Venus figures ) had not been necessary . With ceramics ...
Pedro Américo was fond of paintings inspired by Biblical motifs , but he became
famous for his Batalha de Avaí ( 1888 ) , a patriotic painting ... Indianism was one
of the only ideals in which literature and painting coincided chronologically .
The tendency to blend architectural and painting styles became known as the "
eclecticacademic ” style , a sumptuous but ... who painted panels for the ceiling of
the Teatro Municipal and the National Library in Rio in a neo - Impressionist or ...
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