Internationally renowned architect Niemeyer is generally known for his public structures, but as this oversize book of more than 200 photographs and illustrations highlights, his home designs also displayed great skill and artistry. His work is marked by sculptured modernity, where structure and composition follow the form of natural irregularities. The text provides an overview of the three major periods in Niemeyer's house-designing career: from 1936 to 1953, 1953 to 1963, and 1963 to 2005. The author focuses on more than 20 major residential works, showing how Niemeyer used space and light to connect interior and exterior views. Panoramic photographs of homes throughout the world, including Niemeyer's own home in Brazil, capture the architect's ability to create a context of modernity in nature. Fascinating reading and viewing for anyone interested in modern architecture. Vernon FordCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
is a widely published photographer whose most recent books are Frank Lloyd Wright: Houses
and Bay Area Style
, 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.