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Casa Modernista: A History of the Brazil Modern House

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A rediscovery of one of the most powerful schools of Modernism. On the one hand sensual and warm, on the other rational yet rhythmic, Brazilian Modernism is the soulful alternative to its European parent, better known for theoretical rigor and cold precision. Using the modern materials of concrete and reinforced glass, as well as wood and steel, Brazilians brought to Modernism an unspoken philosophy that allowed for the free flow of nature and built forms, so that the one was not dominated by the other but rather embraced by it. The undulating and amorphous buildings of Oscar Niemeyer are perhaps the best known expressions of this philosophy, in which the typical straight line of Europe’s Modern home becomes a graceful arabesque. The story of the Brazil Modern house is a tradition, a great flowering of talents and vision and a revealing new experience of Modernism, that until now has not been properly documented. Casa Modernista is the first volume to comprehensively cover this extraordinary architecture. Within its pages is featured not only the work of Niemeyer, but also that of all the most important modern architects of this extremely rich, multifaceted nation, including Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Jorge Machado Moreira, Carlos Leao, Alvaro Vital Brazil, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Joao Walter Toscano, and Abrahao Sanovicz.

About the Author

Alan Weintraub is a widely published architectural photographer whose recent books include Oscar Niemeyer Buildings.

Alan Hess, an architect and architecture critic of the San Jose Mercury News, is co-author of Julius Shulman: Palm Springs and author of Oscar Niemeyer Buildings.

José Eduardo de Assis Lefèvre is a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of São Paulo.

Table of Contents

1920

Gregori Warchavchik

House at Rua Santa Cruz 1927

 

Francisco de Paula Ramos de Azevedo

Houses at Rua Piauí 1927

 

Frederico Kirchgässner

Frederico Kirchgässner House 1929

 

1930

 

Gregori Warchavchik

Casa Modernista

House at Rua Itápolis 1930

 

Jayme Fonseca Rodrigues

Jayme Fonseca Rodrigues House 1937

 

1940

 

Plínio Croce

House for João Alberto Bressan 1945

 

João Batista Vilanova Artigas

João Batista Vilanova Artigas House 1949

 

Rino Levi

House for Olivo Gomes 1949

 

1950

 

Lina Bo Bardi

Casa de Vidro 1951

 

Olavo Redig de Campos

House for Ambassador Walther Moreira Salles 1951

 

Sérgio Bernardes

House for Lota de Macedo Soares 1953

 

Oscar Niemeyer

Casa das Canoas 1953

 

Olavo Redig de Campos

House for Geraldo Baptista 1954

 

Henrique Ephim Mindlin

House for Lauro de Souza Carvalho 1955

 

Paulo Antunes Ribeiro

House for Ernesto Waller 1955

 

Affonso Eduardo Reidy

House in Vale do Cuiabá 1959

 

1960

 

MMM Roberto

House for Paulo Werneck 1960

 

Carlos Barjas Millan

House for Roberto Millan 1960

 

Sérgio Ferro Pereira

House for Boris Fausto 1961

 

Carlos Alberto Cerqueira Lemos and Eduardo Corona

House for Luiz Eduardo Magalhães Gouvêa 1961

 

Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Paulo Mendes da Rocha House 1964

 

1960

 

Rodrigo Brotero Lefèvre

House for Cleomenes Dias Batista 1964

 

Luiz Forte Netto, José Maria Gandolfi, and Roberto Luiz Gandolfi

House for Eloína Elza Prolik 1966

 

Paulo Sérgio Souza e Silva

Paulo Sérgio Souza e Silva House 1967

 

Fávio Império with Rodrigo Brotero Lefèvre

House for Prof. Juarez Rubens Brandão Lopes 1968

 

Hans Broos

Hans Broos House and Studio 1968

 

Abrahão Sanovicz

House for Zélia Deri Twiaschor 1968

 

João Walter Toscano

João Walter Toscano House 1968

 

Ruy Ohtake

House for Tomie Ohtake 1968

 

Dácio Ottoni

House for Sérgio Farrage 1968

 

Edmilson Tinoco and Sylvio de Barros Sawaya

House for João Marino 1969

 

Israel Sancovski and Jerônimo Bonilha Esteves

House for Nilton Schor 1969

 

Eduardo Longo

House for Frank T. Dawe 1969

 

1970

 

Décio Tozzi

Fazenda Veneza 1970

 

Jon Maitrejean

Jon Maitrejean House 1971

 

Júlio Roberto Katinsky

Júlio Roberto Katinsky House 1972

 

Paulo de Mello Bastos

Paulo de Mello Bastos House 1972

 

José Eduardo de Assis Lefèvre

House for Durval Rosa Borges 1972

 

Joaquim Guedes

House for Beatriz Kerti 1973

 

Marcelo Accioly Fragelli

House for José Gregori 1974

 

Dilva Slomp and Orlando Busarello

Slomp Busarello House 1974

 

Marcos de Azevedo Acayaba

House for Marlene Acayaba 1975

 

Maria Nadir Miranda de Carvalho

Rogério and Maria Nadir House 1976

 

Eduardo de Almeida

House for Max Define 1978

 

Siegbert Zanettini

House for Rodolfo Galvani 1979

Product Details

ISBN:
9780847831753
Subtitle:
A History of the Brazil Modern House
Author:
Weintraub, Alan
Foreword by:
De Assis Lefevre, Jose
Foreword:
De Assis Lefevre, Jose
Author:
De Assis Lefevre, Jose Eduardo
Author:
Jose Eduardo de Assis Lefevre
Author:
Hess, Alan
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Interior Design
Publication Date:
20101012
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
11.2 x 11.3 x 1.4 in 5.6375 lb

Related Subjects

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