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Lina Bo Bardi 100: Brazil's Alternative Path to Modernism

Lina Bo Bardi 100: Brazil's Alternative Path to Modernism


Publisher: Hatja Cantz 2017 Reprint, Authors: Renato Anelli, Simone Bader, Gabriela Cianciolo, ISBN: 9783775738538, Format Hardcover, 368pp, 350x252mm

The Italio-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) forged a unique path with her bold designs. Spanning architecture, stage sets, fashion and furniture, her work drew inspiration from the International Style, which she translated into her own visual language. Fundamental to her aesthetic was an ever-present and thoughtful engagement with her adopted country of Brazil: its culture, society and politics, from which she productively and provocatively voiced her, at times, radical views through numerous exhibitions and writings. 

This is the long-awaited reprint of a book that was published on the occasion of the exhibition Lina Bo Bardi 100 at the Architektur-museum TU München at the Pinakothek der Moderne, and recognizes Bo Bardi's entire built oeuvre, including her own home (the so called Casa de Vidro), the Museo de Arte de São Paulo, and the cultural center SESC Pompeia, which are today among the most renowned buildings in the city of São Paulo. 

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