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Oscar Niemeyer: A Legend of Modernism [Second and Revised Edition]

Oscar Niemeyer: A Legend of Modernism [Second and Revised Edition]

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Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag, ISBN: 9783038214489Format: Softcover, 143 pp. 220mm x 280mm

The Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is a twentieth century classic. This second and revised edition of this title has a new preface and an updated biography and list of works. It contains essays that analyse the important and current aspects of Niemeyer's work, as well as texts by Niemeyer himself. Topics include the place of Niemeyer's work in modern Brazilian architecture, his work as urban planner, the aspect landscape in his practice, and his influence on architecture in Germany.

Niemeyer, who has highly prolific up until his death, is one of the most productive architects in history with over 600 buildings to his name. He was considered the "last giant of modern architecture".