Architectural Guide Brazil

Architectural Guide Brazil

Kimmell, Laurence; Tiggemann, Anke; Sant; Tiggemann, Anke; Santa, Cecilia

See other items by same author: Kimmell, Laurence; Tiggemann, Anke; SantTiggemann, AnkeSanta, Cecilia

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  • ISBN
  • Format
  • Language
  • Pages
  • Publisher
  • Date Published
  • 9783869222202
  • Paperback
  • English
  • 336
  • DOM Publishers
  • Jan 2014
Brazil, the big B of the BRIC countries, is in high spirits. The current upswing involving booming economic growth and cultural development is accompanied by good architecture: a great number of outstanding buildings have emerged, reviving international interest in Brazilian architecture. This publication provides an exciting selection of 220 modern buildings from the canonical works of Brazilian modern architecture to barely-known buildings; from works of the six best-known Brazilian masters namely, Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa,Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Joao VilanovaArtigas,Lina Bo Bardi, and Joao Filgueiras Lima (Lele) to those of young aspiring architectural offices. Coming from different cultural contexts and professional backgrounds, the three authors favoured an open-minded approach to Brazilian production. Considering the vastness of the country and the enormous number of projects, the selection presented here is far from exhaustive but presents a panoramic overview that helps the traveller to see good architecture.