Oscar Niemeyer Houses

Oscar Niemeyer Houses

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of beautiful photographs showcases Oscar Niemeyer's seminal modern homes to demonstrate the wide range of his architectural genius and show a little-known personal and eclectic facet of his imagination.

Book News
The work of Oscar Niemeyer added a new perspective to modern architecture by adding the rhythmic, sensuous lines of Brazilian modernism to the rectilinear lines of Bauhaus as part of the vocabulary of Modernism. This beautifully photographed volume focuses on Niemeyer's residential designs, which are less well known than his large-scale institutional buildings. The houses show a wealth of solutions to a wide range of sites as well as Niemeyer's appreciation of the historic Portuguese colonial architecture of Brazil. Hess is an architect and architecture critic for the San Jose Mercury News; Weintraub is a widely published architecture photographer. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Oscar Niemeyer is one of the greatest architects of our time. Hugely influential, his work has added a new dimension to modern architecture in the twentieth century. The designer of Brasilia showed that the rhythmic, sensuous lines of Brazilian Modernism were as legitimately modern as the rectilinear lines of the Bauhaus. Oscar Niemeyer Houses showcases the houses built by this seminal modern master in a lavish format that finally does justice to his extraordinary work. Viewed as a collection, these houses serve to demonstrate the wide range of Niemeyer's prodigious genius. The designs show a personal and eclectic facet to Niemeyer's creative imagination, a side of the master little known and under-appreciated. Often built for family members or major clients, they show a wealth of solutions that respond to a wide range of sites: the steep hillsides of Rio, the Atlantic beach shore, the rain forest, and the residential neighborhoods of Rio and Sao Paulo. This celebrated work stands as an enduring and notable tribute to one of the last of the international masters of Modernism.

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"The work of Oscar Niemeyer added a new perspective to Modern architecture in the twentieth century. The designer of Brasilia showed that the rhythmic, sensuous lines of Brazilian modernism were as legitimately Modern as the rectilinear lines of the Bauhaus. Now the last living Modern Master, Niemeyer is known primarily for his large-scale institutional and civic designs throughout Brazil and Europe. Yet another significant aspect of his career has been virtually ignored: his residential designs. Oscar Niemeyer Houses showcases these unappreciated architectural gems."--BOOK JACKET.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2006
Description: 231 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9780847827985
0847827984
Branch Call Number: 728.37 Nie
Additional Contributors: Weintraub, Alan.

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