Recognition of Culture


With aims of preserving the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of those countries in which it operates, Odebrecht has established partnerships with publishers, universities, class entities and government agencies. Such work makes it possible to promote important projects in the area. Developed by scholars, the works address a range of different topics, but share the common trait of proposing a reflection about the past, present and future of different social segments.

Learn more about the titles that have resulted from these partnerships below: 

Dionysus and Co. in Dendê Moqueca: Desire, Revolution and Pleasure in Jorge Amado’s Works

Dioniso e Cia. na Moqueca de Dendê: Desejo, Revolução e Prazer na Obra de Jorge Amado analyzes the Dionysian character that marks the work of Jorge Amado starting with the novel Gabriela, Cravo e Canela (“Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon"). Published in 2003 with the Bahia Academy of Arts and Letters seal, the book is by Jorge de Souza Araújo, PhD in Literature.

Engineering Challenges in Portugal

Launched in 2003, the year the construction company Bento Pedroso Construções completed 50 years, the book associates engineering and construction business practice experience with academic concepts.

Desafios de Engenharia em Portugal presents the contributions that academic engineering has made to important projects such as Vasco da Gama Bridge, Gare do Oriente (“Eastern Station”) and Lisbon Metropolitan, among others. The bilingual publication (Portuguese/English) presents technical information on the featured developments.

Essay on Poetic Text Within a Digital Context

Published in 1998 by the Jorge Amado Home Foundation, Ensaio Sobre o Texto Poético em Contexto Digital, by poet, anthropologist and essayist Antonio Risério, is a pioneering book. In it, the author examines the poetic process within the context of the IT culture.

Ewé: The Use of Plants in Ioruba Society

Ewé: o Uso das Plantas na Sociedade Iorubá is the result of over 40 years of research by ethnologist, photographer and historian Pierre Fatumbi Verger on the Ioruba culture in the Gulf of Benin region in Africa. The author was the first to uncover the botanical classification system of the local people. The work was published in 1996 by Companhia das Letras with the sponsorship of the Odebrecht Organization, a preface by Jorge Amado and illustrations by Carybé.

Fernando Goes – A Man and His Time

Next to Clemente Mariani, Fernando Goes directed Banco da Bahia from 1942 to 1973. Fernando Goes – Um Homem e Sua Época, launched in 2006, narrates Goes’ history and describes his personality through the moving story of his son, Carlos Tertuliano de Goes. The work has a preface by Norberto Odebrecht, together with testimonials and photos.

The book recomposes a period in Brazil by portraying a businessman gifted with the extraordinary capacity to conciliate social interests with private ones.