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The man who built the future: Seven decades of work from the Brazilian visionary
 
On the occasion of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s 100th anniversary, the New York Times wrote, "In the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s he established himself as one of Modernism’s greatest luminaries, infusing stark abstract forms with a beguiling tropical hedonism that reshaped Brazil’s identity in the popular imagination and mesmerized architects around the globe."

Until his death at age 104 in 2012, over seven decades since one of his first projects—a 1936 collaboration with Lucio Costa and Le Corbusier—Oscar Niemeyer was still practicing. A technical pioneer and one of the 20th century’s most important architects, Niemeyer has designed close to 700 realized and unrealized buildings and, most notably, was the architect for the principal monuments in Brasilia, his homeland’s futuristic capital city and his undisputed major masterpiece.
 
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features:
  • an introduction to the life and work of the architect
  • the major works in chronological order
  • information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
  • approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)

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On the occasion of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer's 100th anniversary, the New York Times wrote, "In the 1940s, 50s and 60s he established himself as one of Modernisms greatest luminaries, infusing stark abstract forms with a beguiling tropical hedonism that reshaped Brazils identity in the popular imagination and mesmerized architects around the globe."

To this day, over seven decades since one of his first projects—a 1936 collaboration with Lucio Costa and Le Corbusier—Oscar Niemeyer is still practicing. A technical pioneer and one of the 20th centurys most important architects, Niemeyer has designed close to 700 realized and unrealized buildings and, most notably, was the architect for the principal monuments in Brasilia, his homeland's futuristic capital city and his undisputed major masterpiece.

 

About the Author

Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN's Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.

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9783836530644
Author:
Jodidio, Philip
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
General Architecture
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ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / Monographs
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Publication Date:
20130215
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
96
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9.1 x 7.3 in 1 lb

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On the occasion of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer's 100th anniversary, the New York Times wrote, "In the 1940s, 50s and 60s he established himself as one of Modernisms greatest luminaries, infusing stark abstract forms with a beguiling tropical hedonism that reshaped Brazils identity in the popular imagination and mesmerized architects around the globe."

To this day, over seven decades since one of his first projects—a 1936 collaboration with Lucio Costa and Le Corbusier—Oscar Niemeyer is still practicing. A technical pioneer and one of the 20th centurys most important architects, Niemeyer has designed close to 700 realized and unrealized buildings and, most notably, was the architect for the principal monuments in Brasilia, his homeland's futuristic capital city and his undisputed major masterpiece.

 

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