Publisher: Taschen, ISBN 9783836536226 Author: Philip Jodido Format: Hardcover, 96pp 260x210mm
The man who built the future.
Seven decades of work from the Brazilian visionary. Now over 100 years old, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is still practicing, over seven decades since one of his first projects, a 1936 collaboration with Lucio Costa and Le Corbusier. A technical pioneer and one of the 20th century's most important architects, Niemeyer has designed close to 700 realized and unrealized buildings and, most notably, was the architect for the principal monuments in Brasilia, his homeland's futuristic capital city and his undisputed major masterpiece.
The "New York Times" wrote on the occasion of his 100th anniversary: "In the 1940s '50s and '60s he established himself as one of Modernism's greatest luminaries infusing stark abstract forms with a beguiling tropical hedonism that reshaped Brazil’s identity in the popular imagination and mesmerized architects around the globe."