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GERALDO DE BARROS: ISSO

FABIANA DE BARROS
SÃO PAULO, 2013


Edited By: Sesc
Building: Softback
Dimensions: 28.6 x 28.4 x 3.8 cm
Language: Portuguese
Pages: 548

The book "Geraldo de Barros: It", is an historic tribute to one of the forerunners of concrete art in Brazil. Prepared by his daughter, the curator of his art legacy, Fabiana de Barros presents a extensive overview of the artistic work of the said artist, his influences and his values. Comprising of texts written by Geraldo de Barros, that help understand his intentions in relation to art.

Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998) was one of the greatest representatives of modernism in Brazil. He embraced the principles of the Higher School of Design in Ulm (Germany) which he attended for a short period in the early 1950s, he then brought this acquired knowledge to South America and encouraged many of his colleagues to join the concrete art movement. He cultivated contacts with the European artistic vanguard and, in Brazil, he was a pioneer, experimenting with new trends, such as pop art. Geraldo de Barros: Isso presents an overview of the artist's life and work, organized chronologically and covering all aspects of his artistic production with a focus on photography.