Oscar Niemeyer:A Legend of Modernism

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The Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) is a twentieth century classic. He became world renowned for planning and buildingBrasilia, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded the Pritzker Prize. His buildings are deeply respectful of the site and are characterized by an unmistakable, almost Baroque design impulse. This second and revised edition of "Oscar Niemeyer: A Legend of Modernity" has a new preface and an updated biography and list of works. It contains essays that analyze the important and current aspects of Niemeyer's work, as well astexts by Niemeyer himself. Topicsinclude the place of Niemeyer's work in modern Brazilian architecture, his work as urban planner, the aspect of landscape in his practice, and his influence on architecture in Germany. Niemeyer, who was highly prolific up until his death, is one of the most productive architects in history with over 600 buildings to his name. He was considered the "last giant of modern architecture." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Publication Date: 
June 18, 2013