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by Victor last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:03 AM
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by Eric last modified Nov 17, 2010

PrairieMod reader Paul R. sent us a link to a new book that looks like it would be appealing to anyone interested in Modern Architecture on a grand scale. Read more after the jump... As described on Amazon: Published on the occasion of Brasilia’s fiftieth anniversary: a celebration in contemporary photography of the building of Brazil’s capital city. An architect by training and an enthusiast of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, photographer Marcel...




 

 

Picture 4 PrairieMod reader Paul R. sent us a link to a new book that looks like it would be appealing to anyone interested in Modern Architecture on a grand scale. Read more after the jump...

As described on Amazon:

Published on the occasion of Brasilia’s fiftieth anniversary: a celebration in contemporary photography of the building of Brazil’s capital city. An architect by training and an enthusiast of Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, photographer Marcel Gautherot was close to an elite group of Brazilian modernist architects such as Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx. Aesthetic and political affinities made him Niemeyer’s photographer of choice, and Gautherot had privileged access to all stages of the building of Brasilia, Brazil’s new capital and a landmark of modernist architecture and urbanism. This book brings together for the first time a large corpus of Gautherot’s work on the city, selected out of the 3,000 photographs now in the collection of the Moreira Salles Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. Gautherot’s sharp, precise, almost clinical eye captures Brasilia as both promising and ominous, tremendous and fragile, heroic and problematic.

Find out more here and order your copy to learn all about Brasilia. Thanks for the tip, Paul!

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