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Constructing an Avant-Garde : Art in Brazil, 1949-1979

Mike Leggett
Book review

Sérgio B. Martins
MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. and London, England (2013). 232 pp., col. b/w illus. 
ISBN 978-0-262-01926-2 (hc)

To anyone unfamiliar with the interventions made by avant-garde artists into the art world and occasionally wider society during the middle of the 20th Century, this volume delivers a very readable account. The artists, the objects they made and the discussions they generated are selected here in relation to the particular practices and contexts emergent in Brazil post 1945. (Leonardo Digital Reviews)