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Oscar Niemeyer : curves of irreverence

Author: Styliane Philippou
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1907, Oscar Niemeyer is recognized as one of the world's most fiercely original architects and the central figure of Brazilian architectural Modernism. This book explores  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Oscar Niemeyer; Oscar Niemeyer; Oscar Niemeyer; Oscar Niemeyer; Oscar Niemeyer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Styliane Philippou
ISBN: 9780300120387 0300120389
OCLC Number: 179832015
Awards: Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Architecture) 2009
Description: 414 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Introduction : 'Much more than parrots and banana trees' --
Modernism and national identity in Brazil or how to brew a Brazilian stew --
Oscar Niemeyer and the birth of Brazilian architectural modernism --
Curves of transgression: the architectural complex of Pampulha --
Challenging established hierarchies in the post-war Brazilian metropolis --
Dwelling in the 'new world in the tropics' --
Brasília: the president's plantation or the second colonization of Brazil --
Anagrams of monumentality: inversion, levitation, hybridization, dissonance --
Pau-Brasil architecture for export --
Reclaiming the right to the beach.
Responsibility: Styliane Philippou.
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"One of the richest historical, cultural, and aesthetic assessments of an architect's work I've read. . . . The book is also a marvel of presentation."-Benhamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly -- Read more...

 
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