About the Book
Oscar Niemeyer, the last surviving father of Modernist architecture, rose to prominence at Le CorbusierÂs side but ultimately swerved from the hard, straight lines of orthodox Modernism. Instead he forged a parallel track that mimics the crescendos and denouements of human feeling through swooping curves, graceful arches, and sensuous lines. Using reinforced concrete, he has elevated the everyday to the sublime. Assouline is proud to present the limited edition Oscar Niemeyer, the most complete and lavish exploration of his 101-year life and career. Sketches and original photography, alongside contributions from Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava and Zaha Hadid, affirm NiemeyerÂs considerable and continuing influence on twentieth and twenty-first-century architecture.
This book comes in an Assouline canvas tote bag.
About the Authors
Photographer Matthieu Salvaing has traveled the world for the past ten years, drawing inspiration from design, fashion, and architecture. Salvaing's exploration of Brazil and his friendship with Oscar Niemeyer have been catalysts for his work.
Michael Kimmelman is chief art critic at The New York Times and author of The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa (Penguin, 2005) and Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre, and Elsewhere (Random House, 1998).
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