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Casa Modernista: A History of the Brazil Modern House Hardcover – October 12, 2010
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About the Author
Alan Hess, an architect and architecture critic of the San Jose Mercury News, is co-author of Julius Shulman: Palm Springs and author of Oscar Niemeyer Buildings.
José Eduardo de Assis Lefèvre is a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of São Paulo.
Top Customer Reviews
This is an excellent overview of modernist homes in Brazil, enjoyable as a beautiful coffee-table book and also informative. Recommended for architecture and design libraries and enthusiasts.
I was already familiar with Oscar Niemeyer, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Marcio Kogan and Issay Weinfeld but this book presents lots of astounding homes across the decades by architects who are new to me.
I would like to have seen some plans/sections in this book as some of the homes are tricky to decipher from the photos alone. However I assume that tracking down the plans from the various architects would have delayed the book for years! Plus many plans would likely need to be drawn from scratch.
Overall a very good book with some great houses.