OSCAR NIEMEYER | Houses
A beautiful book of 22 residences illustrated with over one hundred photographs by Alan Weintraub. Many houses also include small plans and/or sketches. Approximately 150 color and 50 black + white illustrations.
Dust jacket has very light shelf wear. Roughly 15 pages (30 by pagination) at the back of the book have very small, very slight crease where page block was bumped. Rest of pages and boards are clean and crisp. Near fine condition.
“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.
Often built or designed for family members or major clients (as well as several for himself), the houses demonstrate a wealth of solutions that respond to a wide range of sites: the steep hillsides of Rio, the flat plains of Brasilia, the Atlantic beach shore, the rain forest, the residential neighborhoods of Rio and São Paulo. Some of the designs are as daring conceptually as Niemeyer's own 1953 house with its free-form concrete roof and curving glass walls.
Others surprisingly reveal Niemeyer's appreciation of the historic Portuguese colonial architecture of Brazil. But beyond these variations lies the unifying force of Niemeyer's vision, as exemplified by a lifetime of innovation and exploration, in brilliant evidence here as houses both built and unbuilt which serve as a testament to the eclectic imagination and genius of this major Modern architect.” - from the dust jacket flap
11.25 x 11.25 inches
Hardcover with jacket
Condition : Near Fine
ISBN : 9780847827985
OSCAR NIEMEYER | Houses
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