Nosso Lar, Brasília

Jonas Staal

Nosso Lar, Brasília explores the relationship between Spiritism and Modernism in Brazilian architecture.

Central to the book is a systematic comparison between the spiritist city of Nosso Lar (1944), as described by the medium Chico Xavier; and the modernist city of Brasília (1956), the country's capital as designed by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.

Jonas Staal (1981) is a visual artist whose work deals with the relationship between art, democracy and propaganda. He is the author of among others Post-Propaganda (Amsterdam: Foundation BKVB, 2009); Power?... To Which People?!(Heijningen: Jap Sam Books, 2010) and Closed Architecture (Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2011).

Editing: Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, Helmut Batista

Graphic Design: Remco van Bladel, Amsterdam

This publication is produced by Capacete, Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo, Brazil. 

Sprache: Portugiesisch / Englisch