Oscar Niemeyer

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Birkhauser Architecture, Jan 1, 2003 - Architecture - 143 pages
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A concise, stimulating and attractively illustrated overview of the works of Oscar Niemeyer, underlining his relevance for today's architecture. The Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, born in 1907, counts as one of the great architects of the 20th century. He became well-known for his buildings in Brasilia, which combined a respect for the immediate surroundings with unmistakeable, almost baroque designs. In this publication, noted authors analyse important and topical aspects of Niemeyer's works and the text "My Architecture" by Niemeyer himself is featured. His work is set in the context of Brazil's modern architectural history, and his contribution to urban planning is reviewed. The role of the landscape in his oeuvre, and his influence on recent German architecture is examined. Striking duotone photographs from the Niemeyer archives, spread over 48 pages illustrate the highlights of his architecture. This book has been published to accompany the exhibition "Oscar Niemeyer" which will start in February 2003 at the German Museum for Architecture (DAM) in Frankfurt.

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INGEBORG FLAGGE, Publizistin; BundesgeschAftsfA1/4hrerin des BDA, Chefredakteurin "Der Architekt," Professur an der HTWK Leipzig. 2000 a" 2005 Direktorin des Deutschen Architektur Museums Frankfurt.

JO. FRANZKE, Jahrgang 1941; Studium TU Braunschweig und TH Aachen, Mitarbeit bei Erich Schneider-Wessling, KAln, und busmann Haberer, KAln. 1981 a" 85 Leitung des Frankfurter BA1/4ros von Prof. O. M. Ungers. 1986 GrA1/4ndung des eigenen BA1/4ros in Frankfurt a. M.

MAGNUS KAMINIARZ, Jahrgang 1964, Architekturstudium an der FH Hamburg, FH Bremen und HfBK Hamburg. Seit 1998 im BA1/4ro Jo. Franzke. Seit 2003 Partner mit Jo. Franzke

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