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In search of an imagery of domestic objects in Chile (1860—1930) through Lira Popular broadsheets as a graphic and identity reference



One of the most important examples of identity graphics in Chile is the Lira Popular, a set of broadsheets printed in Chile (1860-1930) by popular poets who would report sensationalist news in décimas [ten-line stanzas], generally illustrated with an engraving; a largely urban phenomenon due to rural-urban migration and the resulting population growth in cities. Beyond the content of the broadsheets the image takes on relevance: the engravings reinforce a visual imagery where domestic objects, associated with the popular class, and consistent with the identity of these broadsheets, are represented and recognized as of part of a local identity. The following paper will approach material culture in Chile through a focus on objects of everyday use as seen in the Lira Popular, in order to elucidate from them a collective imagery and identity.


Palavras-chave: Domestic imagery, household objects, material culture, visual culture, Chilean identity, broadsheets,

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DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-02_019

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Como citar:

MALACCHINI, Simoné; "In search of an imagery of domestic objects in Chile (1860—1930) through Lira Popular broadsheets as a graphic and identity reference", p. 162-167 . In: Wong, Wendy Siuyi; Kikuchi, Yuko & Lin, Tingyi (Eds.). Making Trans/National Contemporary Design History [=ICDHS 2016 – 10th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2016.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-02_019

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