The Resource Spectacular modernity : dictatorship, space, and visuality in Venezuela, 1948-1958, Lisa Blackmore, (electronic resource)

Spectacular modernity : dictatorship, space, and visuality in Venezuela, 1948-1958, Lisa Blackmore, (electronic resource)

Label
Spectacular modernity : dictatorship, space, and visuality in Venezuela, 1948-1958
Title
Spectacular modernity
Title remainder
dictatorship, space, and visuality in Venezuela, 1948-1958
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Blackmore
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Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In cultural history, the 1950s in Venezuela are commonly celebrated as a golden age of modernity, realized by a booming oil economy, dazzling modernist architecture, and nationwide modernization projects. But this is only half the story. In this path-breaking study, Lisa Blackmore reframes the concept of modernity as a complex cultural formation in which modern aesthetics became deeply entangled with authoritarian politics. Drawing on extensive archival research and presenting a wealth of previously unpublished visual materials, Blackmore revisits the decade-long dictatorship to unearth the spectacles of progress that offset repression and censorship. Analyses of a wide range of case studies--from housing projects to agricultural colonies, urban monuments to official exhibitions, and carnival processions to consumerculture--reveal the manifold apparatuses that mythologized visionary leadership, advocated technocratic development, and presented military rule as the only route to progress. Offering a sharp corrective to depoliticized accounts of the period, Spectacular Modernity instead exposes how Venezuelans were promised a radically transformed landscape in exchange for their democratic freedoms"--
  • "An analysis of how a decade of military rule in Venezuela produced a dominant ideology of progress so meticulously crafted that to this day audacious Modernist art and architecture and dictatorship are conflated under the term 'modernity'"--
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Blackmore, Lisa
Index
no index present
LC call number
F2326
LC item number
.B47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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JSTOR
Series statement
Illuminations : cultural formations of the Americas series
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  • Venezuela
  • Venezuela
  • ART / Criticism & Theory
  • ARCHITECTURE / Criticism
  • HISTORY / Latin America / South America
  • Spectacular, The
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • Social change
  • Military government
  • Dictatorship
Label
Spectacular modernity : dictatorship, space, and visuality in Venezuela, 1948-1958, Lisa Blackmore, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Rethinking the Politics and Aesthetics of Modernity -- Part I. Official Libretto -- Telling Stories : The Historiographical Foundations of Military Rule -- Ruling Ideology : Radical Transformations of Space and Body -- Part II. Setting the Scene -- Nation Branding : From Covert Propaganda to Corporate Publicity -- Spectacular Visuality : Enframing the Landscape, Training the Gaze -- Exhibiting Modernity : Cultures of Display and the Dictator's Visionary Gaze -- Part III. Performing Progress -- Subjects on Stage : Organized Walking in Scripted Spaces -- Bringing Progress Home : Modern Mythologies in Daily Life -- Epilogue: Specters of Spectacle
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822982364
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1s5f18h
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990480977
  • (OCoLC)ocn990480977
Label
Spectacular modernity : dictatorship, space, and visuality in Venezuela, 1948-1958, Lisa Blackmore, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Rethinking the Politics and Aesthetics of Modernity -- Part I. Official Libretto -- Telling Stories : The Historiographical Foundations of Military Rule -- Ruling Ideology : Radical Transformations of Space and Body -- Part II. Setting the Scene -- Nation Branding : From Covert Propaganda to Corporate Publicity -- Spectacular Visuality : Enframing the Landscape, Training the Gaze -- Exhibiting Modernity : Cultures of Display and the Dictator's Visionary Gaze -- Part III. Performing Progress -- Subjects on Stage : Organized Walking in Scripted Spaces -- Bringing Progress Home : Modern Mythologies in Daily Life -- Epilogue: Specters of Spectacle
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822982364
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1s5f18h
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990480977
  • (OCoLC)ocn990480977

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