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Oscar Niemeyer: Houses Hardcover – May 16, 2006
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Alan Hess, 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.
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The houses designed by Oscar Niemeyer cover a period of seven decades, an extraordinaty time span to expect to see creative design being done. Several of the houses are small, to fit on tiny, difficult building lots. Some are spectacular palaces that use unexpected curves to great dramatic effect.
The vast majority of his houses were design for and built in Brazil. But in addition he designed houses for clients far away from Brazil including the US, France, Israel, Norway and others.
Mr. Niemeyer is better known for his public building, especially those of Brasilia where he designed most of the main buildings. At 98 years old, he is still an active designer, producing still more striking buildings.
This book gives a detailed look at some twenty of the homes he designed while providing brief mention of several others. The pictures of the homes were taken by Alan Weintraub and are of supurb quality. The printing matches the photographs to produce an extremely attractive book.
Pictures are awesome quality. I love it!
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Beautiful photography that captures the heart and soul of Niemeyer's residential architecture. I only wish there were a few historic shots of some of these buildings ... Read morePublished on June 20, 2013 by Todd Kendall Urban
simple the best book of houses....for the modern architect as I am!
Thanks amazon.. sorry now I must to go work!
See you soon
This has to be one of the worst books I have ever bought. I was expecting inspirational works - what I got was some trashy looking houses. Read morePublished on August 2, 2007 by B. Hunter
Detailed images to show Niemeyer's thoughts on living. Choronological spectrum of his works and constant re interpretation of his own architecture.Published on June 11, 2007 by Diego M. Victorica