Art Déco Sertanejo and a possible revival: the Campina Grande Déco Project

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  • Lia Monica Rossi

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Art Déco Sertanejo: the baptism But why sertanejo? The term sertão (backwoods, hinterland), a Brazilian northeastern geographic region, neighboring the Agreste and Cariri, comes from the colonial Portuguese word desertão (big desert), meaning a region which is distant from urban centers, the backwoods of a country or region, remote, with little civilization. We see it as something beyond its geographic definitions, whether accurate or not. The sertão is also a poetic place. It can express the immensity of the lonely uninhabited semiarid open countryside as well as a piece of land of fond memory, meu (my) sertão2 . It was these real and imaginary backlands which inspired us to give the name Sertanejo to the unregistered Art Déco style of the popular northeastern façades. (...)

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2017-08-01

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ROSSI, L. M. Art Déco Sertanejo and a possible revival: the Campina Grande Déco Project. Revista UFG, Goiânia, 2017. Disponível em: https://www.revistas.ufg.br/revistaufg/article/view/48347. Acesso em: 26 jun. 2022.

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