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Brazilian curves: A uniquely sensual modernism in Bras�lia and beyondUntil 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.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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    Philip Jodidio

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