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Oscar Niemeyer Houses

Hess, Allan

Published by Rizzoli International Publications Inc., New York, 2006
ISBN 10: 0847827984 / ISBN 13: 9780847827985
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Title: Oscar Niemeyer Houses

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications Inc., New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Boards

Book Condition: Very Good

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Edition: First Edition


232 pp. 263 colour illustrations.107 b/w architectural drawings, floor plans, elevations and period site photography. A survey of twenty two residences designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer between 1940 and 2005. Contemporary colour photography by Alan Weintraub. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Decorative endpapers. Internally clean and unmarked with sound binding. Blue paper covered boards with blind stamped titles on the front panel and printed titles on the backstrip. Light shelf wear and rubbing to the tail edges of the boards. Colour illustrated dustjacket is protected by plastic book wrap. Due to weight (1.8 kg/3.96 lbs + packaging) extra shipping charges are required for international orders. Shipping outside of North America : International Air Mail delivery in 7-14 business days, International Surface Mail delivery in 4-6 weeks. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006768

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Synopsis: Oscar Niemeyer is one of the greatest architects of our time. Hugely influential, his work has added a new dimension 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. Oscar Niemeyer Houses showcases the houses built by this seminal modern master in a lavish format that finally does justice to his extraordinary work. Viewed as a collection, these houses serve to demonstrate the wide range of Niemeyer's prodigious genius. The designs show a personal and eclectic facet to Niemeyer's creative imagination, a side of the master little known and under-appreciated. Often built for family members or major clients, they show a wealth of solutions that respond to a wide range of sites: the steep hillsides of Rio, the Atlantic beach shore, the rain forest, and the residential neighborhoods of Rio and Sao Paulo. This celebrated work stands as an enduring and notable tribute to one of the last of the international masters of Modernism.

About the Author: Alan Weintraub is a widely published photographer whose most recent books are Frank Lloyd Wright: Houses and Bay Area Style.

Alan Hess, an architect and architecture critic of the San Jose Mercury News, is the author of Googie: Fifties Coffee Shop Architecture, and with Alan Weintraub, The Architecture of John Lautner.

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