Brazil: A Celebration of Contemporary Brazilian Culture
Phaidon, London, 2014
An overview of contemporary Brazilian culture from photography to fashion, street art to gastronomy and architecture to music, this is a fresh look at one of the most exciting countries on the planet from those who know it best. In the last few years, Brazil has proven itself to be one of the countries at the forefront of innovation in the creative world, with exciting developments across all disciplines. In the run-up to the World Cup and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there is increased international attention on this energetic nation.
The book opens with an introduction giving an overview of the current cultural situation of Brazil: why it is such an exciting time for the country and what the future holds. Each of the disciplines listed above has its own chapter with a 3,000-4,000 word introduction written by an expert in that particular field. This is followed by up to 10 case studies of the main artists/designers/practices chefs currently active in that discipline, accompanied by images of their work and a short text of around 300 words to describe what is peculiar and interesting about them.