By Tom Winterbottom
This booklet experiences structure and literature of Rio de Janeiro, the “Marvellous City,” from the revolution of 1889 to the Olympics of 2016, taking the reader on a trip in the course of the historical past of the town. This research deals a wide-ranging and thought-provoking perception that strikes from ruins to Modernism, from the previous to the longer term, from futebol to fiction, and from seashore to favela, to discover the fantastic feature—decadence—at the center of this particular and likely undying city international. An cutting edge and in-depth research of structures, books, and characters within the city’s smooth historical past, this basic new paintings units the reader within the excellent international of Rio de Janeiro.
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WINTERBOTTOM a republic and shortly before Getúlio Vargas’ suicide, 64 years after the word “progress” had taken on a more charged, ideological meaning in the Brazilian context. Emperor Dom Pedro II did not resist the Republican Revolution despite his widespread popular support and despite the fact that his overthrow came from a small, disenfranchised sector of society, namely, members of the military and large landowners. The revolution led to a series of weak governments and economic and political crises.
He wants to be literally not-of-the-present. Whilst I am not proposing a direct connection between the (European) decadent movement in literature of the late nineteenth century and Rio’s cultural history, the unexplored temporal aspects of decadence as a concept are highly relevant. 32 It is, then, a wide-ranging and frequently used term, which has been variously and liberally applied in many contexts. With that in mind, how can we better understand decadence as a concept, particularly in the context of urban aesthetics?
45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Ibid. Ibid. Jaguaribe, “Modernist Ruins,” 301. Jaguaribe, “Modernist Ruins,” 296. There was also a population boom in this period, in Rio, as in other Latin American cities such as Buenos Aires and São Paulo, partly from immigration. Particularly in Rio, following the abolition of slavery, there was mass rural migration, and between 1870 and the early 1890s, the population of the city practically doubled to more than 500,000, and the old city centre of the new republic became a bustling centre with a large informal economy.
A Cultural History of Rio de Janeiro after 1889 : Glorious Decadence by Tom Winterbottom