6 Dec

Oscar was 104…talk about a longtime influence…No need to state how many others have followed his lead. Truly a unique vision..” everything old is new again” and Niemeyer long ago set the standard for modernism. Thanks Chicquero

Chicquero

Oscar Niemeyer - Brazilian architect - Chicquero Design - Brasilia Palace of the Dawn 10
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Oscar Niemeyer, the greatest Brazilian architect who helped to shape the 20th century and mankind’s vision of the future, died on Wednesday aged 104, ten days before his 105th birthday. The celebrated Brazilian architect whose flowing designs infused Modernism with a new sensuality and captured the imaginations of generations of architects around the world.
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His curvaceous, lyrical, hedonistic forms helped shape a distinct national architecture and a modern identity for Brazil that broke with its colonial and baroque past. Yet his influence extended far beyond his country. Even his lesser works were a counterpoint to reductive notions of Modernist architecture as blandly functional.

Niemeyer, who began his career in the 1930s, was known for a distinctive style marked by sweeping curves, which he once famously said were inspired by Brazilian women.

“When you have a large space to conquer, the curve is the natural solution,” he said. “I once wrote a…

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  1. Manager December 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Hi, as a Brazilian and former occupier (as child) of a Niemeyer apartment building on Copacabana beach (Edificio Ypiranga on Posto 6), wanted to offer kudos for a great post (and overall great blog – am one of your followers) Oscar was a great visionary and his style and symbolism will be with us always. Keep up the good work!

  2. vori52 December 17, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    Thank you for your kind comments…Oskar was a brilliant man and deserves a honored legacy…unfortunately the US government spurned him due to his political leanings. Everything old is new again and Niemeyer has proved it.

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