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Public Gardens in the History of Landscape Design of Northeastern Brazil (1889-1930)

Grant number: 12/04005-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Landscaping
Principal researcher:Hugo Massaki Segawa
Grantee:Aline de Figueirôa Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research proposal deals with the main public gardens of the capital cities of Brazilian Northeastern states regarding the history of landscape architecture during the period time known as First Republic in Brazil's political chronology (1889-1930). It aims to establish theoretical and methodological perspectives in landscape design and environmental research studies. It is based on historical data and records, such as the importance of Recife's landscape design tradition, the role played by some professionals in Northeastern region of Brazil, the typological similarities between the gardens, even in cities of different urbanization patterns, as well as the social, economic and political context of the country. The proposal presents two general hypothetical questions: Was there a Northeastern regional landscape design context with internal links (between Northeastern states and capitals), external links (related to other Brazilian cities such as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo) and overseas in First Republic? What was the nature of those links? The research sources include secondary data, such as literary and academic records, and written and iconographic primary sources, taking the gardens as historical documents from the dialogue between architecture and traditional historiographical domains.

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SILVA, Aline de Figueirôa. Between implantation and acclimatization: the cultivation of public gardens in Brazil in the 19th and 20th centuries. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo São Paulo.

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