Oscar Niemeyer: Houses

Oscar Niemeyer: Houses by Alan Hess, Alan Weintraub

Title: Oscar Niemeyer: Houses
Author: Alan Hess, Alan Weintraub
ISBN10: 0847827984
ISBN13: 978-0847827985
Publisher: Rizzoli (May 16, 2006)
Language: English
Subcategory: Architecture
Size PDF: 1393 kb
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Rating: 4.5/5
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Pages: 240 pages
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Oscar Niemeyer: Houses by Alan Hess, Alan Weintraub


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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.