Niemeyer (Basic Art) (Hardcover)

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Niemeyer (Basic Art) (Hardcover)


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Until his death at age 104, Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) was something of an unstoppable architectural force. Over seven decades of work, he designed approximately 600 buildings, transforming skylines from Bab-Ezzouar, Algeria, to his homeland masterpiece Bras lia. Niemeyer's work took the reduced forms of modernism and infused them with free-flowing grace. In place of pared-down starkness, his structures rippled with sinuous and seductive lines. In buildings such as the Niter i Contemporary Art Museum, Edif cio Copan, or the Metropolitan Cathedral in Bras lia, he brought curvaceousness to the concrete jungle. In the futuristic federal capital of Bras lia, he designed almost all public buildings, and thus became integral to the global image of Brazil. With rich illustrations documenting highlights from his prolific career, this book introduces Niemeyer's unique vision and its transformative influence on buildings of business, faith, culture, and the public imagination of Brazil.

Product Details ISBN: 9783836571197
ISBN-10: 3836571196
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: September 25th, 2017
Pages: 96
Language: Spanish
Series: Basic Art