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Augusto de Campos

Augusto Luís Browne de Campos (b. 1931) is a translator, essayist, literary and music critic from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He founded the artists' group Noigandes and edited the eponymous poetry magazine. From this, Concrete Poetry developed in Brazil, and de Campo's first works included colorful poems Poetamenos. These were based on the theory of timbres of Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern.

De Campos was strongly committed to the new art movement and organized Brazil's first Concrete Poetry exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo in 1956. He built a collection of poetry objects with Julio Plaza and received the Book of the Year award in 2003 for his publication Não poemas.


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