Paulo de Cantos: Teaching Machine Through Drawing


This article discusses the virtually unknown work “O Homem «Máquina»» from the Portuguese pedagogue Paulo de Cantos, a didactical
publication on the human body published in the thirties. An analysis of its drawings and its pedagogical use reveals an interesting and avantgarde approach to drawing in terms of information visualization unmatched in Portugal, bewildering in its original geometric radicalism and in placing drawing in the center of the educational game.

Keywords: Paulo de Cantos / drawing / avantgarde / modern school / information visualization.

Event Title Arte Contemporânea, Criatividade e Hibridação: o V Congresso CSO’2014
Comunication Title Paulo de Cantos: Máquina de Ensinar Pelo Desenho
Date 10 of April of 2014